ss Sunniva

Rosie8145
7th August 2009, 21:24
Hi new member as of today, I have learned that my Great Grandfather was a crew member of the SS Sunniva and would be interested in any information regarding this vessel and its crew members. Thank you:)

K urgess
7th August 2009, 21:37
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire.
If you put the name into the Miramar search engine it will give you some results. Just pick the one that fits your dates.
http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/
Find your way around the ship and have a good voyage.

Billy1963
8th August 2009, 01:26
Are you refering to the St. Sunniva from WWII

Convoy Rescue Ship St. SUNNIVA, 1,368grt (O.N. 162280), built 1931 as a passenger vessel by Hall Russell & Co., Aberdeen for the North of Scotland, Orkney & Shetland Steam Navigation Co. Used principally on the Aberdeen-Lerwick passenger service. In 1939 requisitioned by the Admiralty as a guard ship and in 1940 converted into an accommodation vessel. In September 1942converted into a Convoy Rescue Ship and completed 7th December 1942. Left Greenock on 3rd January 1943 on her first assignment and joined the New York bound 35 ship Convoy ON-158, which sailed from Liverpool 2nd January. Last sighted 21st January 1943 off Sable Island, Nova Scotia in approximate position 4300N 6100W. It is believed the ship capsized without warning due to severe icing up. No trace of the ship or her 64 crew and medical staff were ever found. March 31st the ship was officially registered with Lloyds as missing/untraced and a Missing Ship Committee consider the ship lost 22nd January 1943.

barrow-boy
8th August 2009, 02:03
Hi Rosie,
Here's a pic of the St Sunniva 1933.
Nick

billyboy
9th August 2009, 02:42
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

benjidog
9th August 2009, 14:31
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

R58484956
9th August 2009, 18:27
Greetings Rosie and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.