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Old 14th February 2019, 09:56
angela76 angela76 is offline
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I'm looking for any information about cargo ship SS Rosslyn and in particular any photos or information about the people who may have worked onboard.

I know she was built by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd in 1902 and went to James Tucker Steamship Co Ltd (J Cory & Sons Ltd), Cardiff. She was wrecked off the coast of Gibraltar 1916 in a storm - all survived but it must have been quite an ordeal.

Did a family member ever work onboard? Any stories?

I'm looking to do a project on the shipwreck and add the human element with accounts from those onboard, day to day chores, the night of the sinking. I'm sure someone's parent/grandparent must have worked on SS Rosslyn.

Any thoughts welcomed. Thanks!
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Old 15th February 2019, 07:36
BillH BillH is offline
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ROSSLYN (3rd of name in fleet) (1902 - 1916)
O.N. 115373. 3,679g. 2,395n. 340.0 x 48.0 x 24.2 feet
T.3-cyl. (24”, 39” & 66” x 45”) by North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Wallsend 312nhp
23.7.1902: Launched by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Howdon (Yard No. 101)
5.9.1902: Registered at Cardiff.
9.1902: Completed for James Tucker Steamship Co. Ltd. (John Cory & Sons Ltd, managers), Cardiff
28.2.1916: Whilst on a voyage from Mudros in ballast to Gibraltar, wrecked on the South Mole, Gibraltar.
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Old 15th February 2019, 11:56
angela76 angela76 is offline
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Hi Bill, thank you for the details. Really appreciate that. I've found a few more things online but would love the human stories, who was onboard... I may have to go to the archives in Cardiff and take a look.

Also looking at how technology worked on those old steamers - engines and boiler rooms - fascinating stuff.

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