queen louise

double acting
15th March 2009, 17:10
Does any one have any information and, or, pictures of the SS Queen Louise.
Robert Bay - an ancestor of mine - was chief engineer on her when he was awarded the DSC in July 1917. I quote from the London Gazette "for service aboard the SS Queen Louise after she had been attacked by a German submarine"

JoyceW
13th May 2009, 00:39
Hello double acting, I wonder if this incident in 1914 (a .pdf file) which I think is the ship you are looking for:

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9A04EFD71F3BE633A2575BC0A9649C946596D6CF

or here: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9A04EFD71F3BE633A2575BC0A9649C94 6596D6CF

is depicted in this photoship image:

http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20Q/slides/Queen%20Louise-02.html

with the u-boat incident 3 years later recorded here:

http://uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/4976.html

I can't find any more information about this incident other than what the uboat website says, that the ship was damaged. She seems to have survived until going ashore according to Miramar Ship Index in Church Bay (where about?) in 1924.

Regards, Joyce

JoyceW
13th May 2009, 00:55
I have found another article with even more drama, but I'm having doubts about this vessel. The tonnage quoted is different from that given in Miramar, but there seemed to have been only 2 ships with this name and the other was wrecked in 1911 at Corunna (if Miramar is correct). If this 1914 stranding refers to the right ship, she must have been refloated but can't find any more info so far.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9A04EFD71F3BE633A2575BC0A9649C94 6596D6CF

A contagious disease broke out on board!

Joyce

double acting
15th May 2009, 17:03
I have found another article with even more drama, but I'm having doubts about this vessel. The tonnage quoted is different from that given in Miramar, but there seemed to have been only 2 ships with this name and the other was wrecked in 1911 at Corunna (if Miramar is correct). If this 1914 stranding refers to the right ship, she must have been refloated but can't find any more info so far.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9A04EFD71F3BE633A2575BC0A9649C94 6596D6CF

A contagious disease broke out on board!

Joyce
Many thanks Joyce, according to a book in Glasgow University Archives she had been aground three times previously, near Copenhagen, at Monte Video in 1906, then off Seaham in 1907. she also took part in the Gallipoli campaign. The picture from the N Y Times helps put flesh on the bones

davidland43
5th October 2012, 23:44
It may be of interest that my wife's grandfather, Hugh Wilson, was 2nd mate on the SS Queen Louise ("3139 tons, registered Glasgow, Official no. of ship 133028") 20/10/14 - 14/4/15, 8/5/15 - 28/2/16, 6/3/16 - 7/11/17. "Foreign trade".