Bombay & Persia Steam Navigation Co.; 1893; Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co.; 3,627 tons; 335x43x27-6; 280n.h.p.; 8-5knots; triple-expansion engines.The steamship Alavi was intercepted by a German submarine six miles N.E. of Cape Palos, near Cartagena, on October 13th, 1917. The submarine opened fire from the surface and sank the vesselwith shells. Thirteen men were killed.