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Monmouth wrecked

James A Pratt III

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In oldweather.org there is a posting about the ship Monmouth being wrecked off the kola inlet in October 1917. Does anyone have any information on this ships loss? Judging form the name it is most likely a British merchant ship. thanks in advance.

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Hi James,

The following is from the SHIPSLIST site, SHIP DESCRIPTIONS.


The MONMOUTH was built by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co., Middlesborough in 1900 for Elder Dempster Line. She was a 4,078 gross ton ship, one funnel, two masts, single screw and a speed of 11 knots. Launched on 1st May 1900, she commenced her maiden voyage from the Tyne to Montreal and Avonmouth on 25th July 1900. On 2nd September 1900 she commenced her first voyage from Avonmouth to New Orleans and on 4th December 1900 started her first voyage as a Boer War troop transport from Fiume to Capetown. She made six voyages from Fiume or New Orleans on this service and on 9th October 1902 resumed the Tyne - Montreal - Avonmouth route. On 29th November 1902 she resumed the Avonmouth - New Orleans run and in 1903 was bought by Canadian Pacific and ran between London or Bristol and Canada. On 16th November 1916 she struck a mine off Cherbourg but was towed in. After repair she sailed from Liverpool on 27th September 1917 to Murmansk and Archangel and on 31st December 1919 was sold to Imperial Oil Co. of Toronto. In 1922 she went to Stillmar, Sarnia, Ontario, and in 1923 was sold to Kishimoto KK, Japan and in 1925 was renamed SHINZAN MARU. In 1929 she was sold again, to Dalgosrybtrest, Vladivostok, Russia and renamed TRETI KRABOLOV. She was no longer registered in 1960. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.3,p.1308] [Canadian Pacific, 100 years by George Musk]


Joe R

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Hi James

I have nine vessels called Monmouth in my database, but none were wrecked on the Kola Inlet, however the one Joe mentions may have run aground (but was not wrecked) when she sailed to Russia.

Cheers Ron

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