S.S. Andania

 

S.S. Andania was a passenger liner built for Cunard Steamship Company at Greenock in 1913 by Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company.
 
She was requisitioned by the Admiralty in August 1914 and had a varied war service. Initially she was used as a trans-Atlantic Canadian troop carrier.
 
Then, "for a few weeks in 1915 the Andania was used to accommodate German POWs in the Thames. In the summer of 1915 she took part in the Gallipoli campaign when she was used to transport troops to Cape Helles." [wikipedia]
 
In 1916 she resumed her duties carrying troops from Canada to Europe but by 1917 she had been released by the Admiralty and was once again a passenger liner on the Liverpool to New York route.
 
On the 26th January 1918 she departed Liverpool and the next day was torpedoed off the coast of Antrim, Ireland. She sank with the loss of seven crewmen, all of whom were from Merseyside.
 
'Deaths at Sea' records the name of another local man who died whilst serving aboard the Andania during the war period but who is not officially war dead.  
Seaman Simon Lambert of Liverpool was born at Wexford, Ireland. He died at sea of fits on the 5th September 1914, aged 47.
 
Crewmen lost
OBIT RANK FORENAME SURNAME BURIED or COMMEMORATED
view Trimmer JAMES DUNN TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
view FiremanEDWARD FOXTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
view Fireman JAMES KERSHAW TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
view Trimmer HENRY McGUIRETOWER HILL MEMORIAL
view Fireman JOSEPH PATRICK MELVIN TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
view Bellboy JAMES EASSON RITCHIE PORT CHARLOTTE UNITED FREE CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ISLAY
view Fireman CHARLES KELLY STOCKDALE TOWER HILL MEMORIAL