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Ships - Ariadne

Ariadne, a British steamship, was captured and sunk by SMS SeaGull in the morning of January 15, 1916, 140 miles east by north from Funchal, Maderia.

Ariadne was a British steamer launched by William Gray and Company, West Hartlepool, England in 1904. She was 325 feet in length, 3,035 tons, owned by the Ariadne Steam Shipping Company, West Hartlepool and managed by G. P. Sechiari.
In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete.
Captain Robert Reid was in command with a crew of 25 on December 6, 1915 when Ariadne sailed from Rosario, Brazil. She carried 4,700 tons of corn bound for Nantes, France.
The captain and crew arrived at Hampton Roads, Virginia on February 1, 1916 aboard the English liner Appam. They sailed from Norfolk on the Old Dominion steamer Jefferson, arriving in New York on the 4th. They departed on the White Star liner Baltic for Liverpool, England on February 10.

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