SS Sardinia

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Name: SS Sardinia
Owner: P&O 1902-1925
Port of registry: Glasgow United Kingdom
Builder: Barclay Curle & Company,
Yard number: 431
Launched: Thursday, 12 June 1902
Fate: 23 February 1925, sold to Kishimoto Kisen KK for demolition in Osaka, Japan
General characteristics
Tonnage: 14,293 (GRT)
Length: 450ft 3in
Beam: 52ft 3in
Draught: 27ft 2in
Installed power: Two, three cylinder triple expansion steam engines
Propulsion: Twin screws
Speed: 14 knots

SS Sardinia was a passenger liner and cargo vessel operated by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.


SS Sardinia was built in 1902 by Barclay Curle & Company of Glasgow, Scotland. She entered service with the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company in June 1902, providing both passenger and cargo services on various routes. Most notably, she was torpedoed in the starboard bow by a German submarine, whilst in convoy in the Mediterranean. Her passengers and most of the crew were transferred to a warship, but senior officers and some crew remained onboard. To prevent one of her forward bulkheads from collapsing, she sailed backwards for over sixty miles at a speed of 3.5 knots, eventually arriving in Oran, where temporary repairs were made. Permanent repairs were then made in Gibraltar. Sardinia spent her entire life in service with P&O, and was eventually sold for scrap. She was taken to Osaka, Japan for demolition on 20 July 1925.