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GREENLAND

Manylion y Safle

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NPRN 274836

Cyfeirnod Map SM98NW

Cyfeirnod Grid SM9227685766

Awdurdod Lleol Arforol

Hen Sir Arforol

Cymuned Maritime

Math o Safle LLONGDDRYLLIAD

Dosbarth Cyffredinol ARFOROL

Cyfnod Modern

Disgrifiad o´r Safle Archaeological remains associated with the loss of this vessel are not confirmed as present at this location, but may be in the vicinity.

Event and Historical Information:
The GREENLAND was a steel-hulled steamship built by Barclay, Curle and Co Ltd, Glasgow, in 1908. Technical and configuration specifications are given as 1753gt, 866nt; 260ft length x 36ft breadth x 14ft 7in depth; 1 deck, 4 bulkhead, boat deck 73ft, forecastle 33ft; screw propulsion powered by twin steam boiler linked to a triple expansion engine producing 246hp. At time of loss, the vessel was owned by Liverpool & Hamburg S.S Co Ltd, and was registered at Liverpool. The ship was on passage from Fleetwood to Cherbourg under the command of master A Vincent on 14 February 1917, when it was captured by German submarine UC-65. The crew were forced to abandon ship after which the GREENLAND was sunk by explosive charges 22 miles southwest of Bardsey Island. Four days earlier the GREENLAND had rescued the crew of the steamship SELLAGH (see NPRN 240715) which had been captured and sunk by a German submarine on 10 February 1917.

Sources include:
Gater, D, 1992, Historic Shipwrecks of Wales, pg130
HMSO, 1988, British Vessels Lost at Sea 1914-18 and 1939-45, pg33
Larn and Larn Shipwreck Database 2002

Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, December 2008.