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SS Delphic

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Subject: PS Ireland, PS America, SS Hornby, SS Tropic (1871), SS Cufic (1888)
Collection: 1897 Ships, Ocean Liners, Ships Built by Harland and Wolff, Ships Built in Belfast, Ships of the White Star Line
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SS Delphic

SS Delphic
Owner: White Star Line
Builder: Harland and Wolff
Yard number: 309
Launched: 1897
Completed: 15 May 1897
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk 1917
General characteristics
Tonnage: 8,273 GRT

SS Delphic was an ocean liner of the White Star Line, built by Harland and Wolff and completed on 15 May 1897[1]. She worked the New Zealand trade. Delphic served as a troop transport during the Boer War.

On 16 February 1917, Delphic narrowly avoided being torpedoed by U-60 off the coast of Southern Ireland (the torpedo was fired, but just missed the ship). In March of that year, she was taken over under the Liner Requisition Scheme. On 17 March 1917, Delphic was torpedoed by U-72 135 miles (217 km) from Bishop Rock during a coal transport voyage from Cardiff to Montevideo. Five people were killed in the sinking.


  1. ^ McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 124.  
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