Troopship IVERNIA

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    Cunard S.S. Co.; 1900; C. S. Swan & Humer; 14,278 tons; 582x64-9x37-8; 1,668 n.h.p.; 16 knots; quadruple-expansion engines.

    The liner Ivernia, commissioned as an auxiliary transport, was torpedoed and sunk on January 1st, 1917, 58 miles S.E. of Cape Matapan when on her way to Alexandria. At the time of the attack the Ivernia was carrying about 2,400 troops of the Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Rifle Brigade and Yeomanry. Of these three officers and 82 other ranks were drowned.
    The ship's surgeon, the chief engineer and 34 of the crew were also drowned.
    The submarine responsible for the sinking was the UB-47, which was one of the craft sent from Germany to the Mediterranean in sections and assembled at Pola. She was commanded by Lt. Cdr. Steinbauer who had torpedoed the French battleship Gaulois a few days previously.

    From 'Dictionary of Disasters at Sea'

    The Times published a casualty list for the crew of the Ivernia on the 9 Jan 1917 ( there are quite a few errors ) Also, the ship name for several on CWGC is misspelt "Ivemia" and one "Iverina",

    here's a list of 35 names (unless noted otherwise service is Mercantile Marine and Tower Hill Memorial)

    BARNES, HENRY, Fireman, age 36
    CHEW, ROBERT, Fireman, age 25
    EDWARDS, JAMES, Cook, age 26
    EDWARDS, JOHN GEORGE, Waiter, age 35
    EDWARDS, ROBERT ARTHUR, Trimmer, age 18
    FOULKES, FREDERICK, Scullion, age 20
    FREW, JAMES, Donkeyman, age 60
    GANAIT, KARL, Trimmer, age 20
    GARRIGAN, PATRICK, Fireman, age 33
    GILBY, ALBERT JOSEPH, Barkeeper, age 27
    GOODWIN, WILLIAM, Waiter, age 39
    GRAHAM, WILLIAM, Waiter, age 18
    HANIGAN, JAMES, Greaser. age 63
    HARPAS, OMEY, Trimmer, Indian Merchant Service, BOMBAY 1914-1918 MEMORIAL
    HARRISON, JAMES, Fireman, age 39
    HOLLAND, JOHN FRANCIS, Ordinary Seaman, age 15
    JONES, JOHN OWEN, 2nd Steward, age 42
    KITTOW, EDWARD SYDNEY DUNN, Waiter, age 34
    LINGWOOD, THOMAS HENRY, Waiter, age 23
    McCARTNEY, WILLIAM, Trimmer, age 22
    McDERMOTT, EDWARD, Trimmer, age 23
    McEVOY, THOMAS, Fireman, age 29
    McGUIRK, JAMES, Fireman, age 36
    McHALE, JAMES, Fireman, age 35
    MORLEY, MARTIN JOSEPH, Fireman, age 41
    NOLAN, EDWARD, Seaman, age 24
    PARKER, JOSEPH EDMUND, Surgeon, age 54
    PHILLIPS, PATRICK, Trimmer, age 20
    SHEA, JOHN, Fireman, age 47
    SHEA, THOMAS, Fireman, age 20
    SHERIDAN, HENRY PATRICK, Able Seaman, age 62
    SHINGLER, FREDERICK, Waiter, age 47
    THOMPSON, THOMAS, Boatswain's Mate, age 40
    WARD, JOHN JOSEPH, Fireman, age 32

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