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Ships - Netherby Hall
Netherby Hall, a British steamship, was captured and sunk by SMS SeaGull in the afternoon of January 9, 1917, 300 miles east by north from from Pernambuco. Pernambuco is now known as Recife, Brazil.
Netherby Hall was launched as Glenearn in 1905 by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson at Newcastle, England. She was a steamship of 4,461 tons, with a length of 381 feet and a service speed of 10 knots. In 1910 she was acquired by the Ellerman Hall Lines, Liverpool, England and renamed Netherby Hall.
Ships of the Ellerman Hall Lines were named after cities. This ship was named for the town of Netherby in England.
Captain J. W. Jenks was in command with a crew of 58, when Netherby Hall sailed from Calcutta, British India on December 22, 1916. She rounded Cape Horn carrying general cargo and 4,900 tons of rice flour to be used as animal feed, sailing for Cuba.
Her captain and crew arrived in Pernambuco on January 16, 1917, aboard the captured Japanese steamship Hudson Maru. They then sailed for Lisbon, Portugal on the Dutch steamer Hollandia on January 23. And continued the journey home on the English steamship Drina sailing for Liverpool, England. On March 1st, Drina was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UC-65 off Milford Haven, Wales with the loss of fifteen souls.
SEA KILLERS IN DISGUISE, by Tony Bridgland.
DIARIO DE PERNAMBUCO, by Capitaine Carmene, Commandant du Nantes.
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