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The "Misser"


Rory Reynolds
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Hi all

On one of the service records I have appears the words - Disembarked Alexandria ex "Misser" from Sollum 3/4/16.

Could anyone demystify this for me please. I suspect that Misser must be a ship (disembarked sort of gives it away...) but I can find no reference to her.

Regards

Rory

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Hi all

On one of the service records I have appears the words - Disembarked Alexandria ex "Misser" from Sollum 3/4/16.

Could anyone demystify this for me please. I suspect that Misser must be a ship (disembarked sort of gives it away...) but I can find no reference to her.

Regards

Rory

MISSIR

Khedivial Mail S.S. & Graving Dock Co.; 1864; Barclay Curie &

Co.; 786 tons; 226-5x28x15-6; 135 n.h.p.; 9 knots; compound

engines.

The steamship Missir was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean by German submarine UB 51 whilst on a voyage from Alexandria to Sollum 80 miles W. by N. of Alexandria on May 29th, 1918.

Thirty-four persons were killed. The captain was among the

survivors

Regards John

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Sollum in Egypt is in the right area if the ship was in fact the Missir and torpedoed off Alexandria.

I can only find a couple of references to the Missir.

Missir, 786grt, 29 May 1918, 80 miles W by N from Alexandria, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 34 lives lost

http://www.worldwar1atsea.net/WW1oMSLosses1918.htm

British transport Missir (786t) sunk 80 nm off Alexandria by U-Boot. 44 (including 34 crew) lost.

http://www.stile.coventry.ac.uk/cbs/staff/...ahnavy/1918.htm

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