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Name: BRITISH EMPIRE
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/08/1901
Completed: 02/1902
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 755
Dimensions: 7347grt, 4693nrt, 470.0 x 56.8 x 32.1ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (26, 43 & 71 x 48ins), 795nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 115224
History:
02/1902 British Shipowners Co Ltd, Liverpool
1906 Navigazione Generale Italiana, Genoa; renamed CAMPANIA
1910 Harry W Harding, London; renamed CAMPANELLO
1915 Campanello Steamships Ltd (Canadian Northern Steamships Ltd), London
1916 Cunard Steam-Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool; renamed FLAVIA
24/08/1918 Sank
Comments: 24/08/1918: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U107 when 30 miles
NW by N of Tory Island, 55.23N – 09.04W on a voyage from
Montreal to Avonmouth with horses and general cargo


Above photo as CAMPANIA courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily Gazette, Saturday, 31/08/1901