SS shirala 1918
N50 40.915 W0 35.217
On 2nd July 1918 SS Shirala , captained by Murray Dickinson, was en-route from London to Bombay with 213 passengers and a general cargo of Vehicle parts, telescopes, ammunition, diamonds and mail when there was an explosion on her port side. It is claimed she was sunk by UB-57 commanded by Johannes Lohs.
Eight of the crew and passengers were lost.
Type: cargo ship
Built by: Inglis A&J Ltd Glasgow
Owner: British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. London
Date built: 1901
Tonnage: 5306 grt
Dimensions: 125 x 15 x 8.8 m
Engine: 1 x 3 cyl. Triple expansion steam engine, two boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power: 387 n.h.p.
speed: 10 knots
yard no.: 265
IMO/Off. no.: 113979