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Old 28th July 2007, 12:24
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SS Aranda 1916/17

I am trying to trace more info on the above ship which I have as broken in 2 or torpedoed - or both, on or around 1916, then towed to Vatersay, Outer Hebrides.
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Old 28th July 2007, 12:57
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Built at Thornaby in 1890 for Burdick & Cook Ltd. Sold to Norway in 1914 and named ARANDA 1,836grt. According to Lloyds War Losses 1914-1918 the ship detonated a mine 12 miles West by North of the Skerryvore Lighthouse while on a voyage to Glasgow with a cargo of wood and sank in position 56' 13N 07' 26W on 5th August 1916.
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Old 28th July 2007, 13:09
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Thanks Billy - now isnt that interesting!
Locals say half the ship was beached on Vatersay East beach and the wood sold off to the highest bidder. The hulk wasnt taken away until 1946, so says a local old sea dog. Any other lines I can follow?
So where do i go now? - except to the nearest bar !!
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Old 28th July 2007, 13:37
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Lloyd's WWI Losses do not give precise details on losses, so it is possible part of the ship was towed to Vatersay, which is only about 48 miles North of her recorded position of loss.

Could there be some information held in old local newspaper or library archives.
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Old 28th July 2007, 13:39
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I will follow that line, many thanks Billy
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Lloyd's WWI Losses do not give precise details on losses, so it is possible part of the ship was towed to Vatersay, which is only about 48 miles North of her recorded position of loss.

Could there be some information held in old local newspaper or library archives.
Hi there. I'm told the the other half of the ship was towed to Lough Foyle where she was grounded and Divers were sent to blow the hatch covers to free the timber cargo. We have a position and plan to investigate during the summer. Thanks Brian T.
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From the Scotsman August 11th 1916.

Steamer ARANDA of Farsund, Norway, from Quebec for Glasgow, with wood, when about 12 miles west by north of Skerryvore, August 5, had an explosion abreast of No. 1 hatch on port side.
The vessel at once took a list, to port, and the crew got into the boats and stood by. A little after 3 o'clock the next morning there was another explosion about the engine-room on the port side, and the two parts floated asunder. The crew were afterwards picked up by a patrol boat and landed at Buncranna.
The after part of the ARANDA has since been reported aground off Inishowen Head— Lloyd’s,'

And August 8th 1916

Lloyd's Agency reports as follows: Castlebay, August 7, Norwegian steamer ARANDA, of Farsund, cargo wood, towed into Vatersay derelict by His Majesty's patrol vessels. Crew all sent to Larne.

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A little more
http://www.uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/403.html
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