Ship Details


Steel Screw Steamer, 11000 ihp



Built In


7,911g 4,185n

Built By


499.8 x 54.4 x 32.8


Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co., reg. Belfast. 1896: Indian service. 1898: Australian run. 1914: Armed Merchant cruiser. 1915 Aug.8: Torpedoed by U-22 six miles off Bodb, Norway. 160 lives lost.



Errrr, I have to say that as far as I have researched into the history of the SS/HMS India over the years, she was a two-funnel vessel, not the 'one' as you have in your photograph. My uncle was lost aboard her when she was sunk, as you correctly sate, by German U-boat U-22 on 8th August 1915 off of Bodo, Norway. Perhaps it might be worth re-examining your photograph here. I'm very keen to find a photo or even drawings of the India to reveal her true profile for a project.

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