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Ships - Trader



Trader, a British steamship, was captured and sunk by SMS SeaGull in the evening of January 13, 1916, 225 miles west by 1/2 north from Lisbon, Portugal.
Trader.

Trader was a British steamer built in 1906 by R. Craggs and Sons, Tees Dockyard at Middlesbrough, England. She was 346 feet in length, 3,608 tons and owned by the London Traders Shipping Company of London, England.
Captain Evan Jones was in command with a crew of 27 when Trader sailed from Talara, Peru. Employed on Admiralty service, she stopped at the British coaling station, St. Vincent, Cape Verde Islands, and sailed from there on January 3rd. She carried 5,500 tons of raw sugar bound for Falmouth, England and then Queenstown, Ireland. This ship was in the service of the British Admiralty.
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.
Some records report the name of this ship as Trader of London.
Queenstown is now known as Cobh.

RELATED TOPICS:
Appam
Compass Directions
Ship Tonnage

REFERENCES:

DER MOEWE FAHRTEN UND UBENTEUER, by Graf zu Dohna.
HILFSKREUZER MOEWE, by Otto Mielke.

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