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Archaeological remains associated with the loss of this vessel are not confirmed as present at this location, but may be in the vicinity.

Event and Historical Information:
The GREENLAND was a steel-hulled steamship built by Barclay, Curle and Co Ltd, Glasgow, in 1908. Technical and configuration specifications are given as 1753gt, 866nt; 260ft length x 36ft breadth x 14ft 7in depth; 1 deck, 4 bulkhead, boat deck 73ft, forecastle 33ft; screw propulsion powered by twin steam boiler linked to a triple expansion engine producing 246hp. At time of loss, the vessel was owned by Liverpool & Hamburg S.S Co Ltd (D Currie & Co, 3 and 4 Fenchurch Street) and was registered at Liverpool. The ship was on passage from Fleetwood to Cherbourg under the command of master A Vincent on 14 February 1917, when it was captured by German submarine UC-65. The crew were forced to abandon ship after which the GREENLAND was sunk by explosive charges 22 miles southwest of Bardsey Island. Four days earlier the GREENLAND had rescued the crew of the steamship SELLAGH (see NPRN 240715) which had been captured and sunk by a German submarine on 10 February 1917. A report in the Manchester Evening News, Friday 16 February 1917, notes that the crew had landed safely the day before.


Sources include:

Appropriation Books, Official Numbers 127901 - 127950 (127939)
Gater, D, 1992, Historic Shipwrecks of Wales, p.130
HMSO, 1988, British Vessels Lost at Sea 1914-18 and 1939-45, p.33
Larn and Larn Shipwreck Database 2002
Lloyd's Register Casualty Returns, 1 January - 31 March 1917, p.11 (i)
Manchester Evening News,16 February 1917, p.3
Mercantile Navy List, 1910, p.213
Mercantile Navy List, 1915, p.244
U-Boat Project: Commemorating the War at Sea


Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, June 2019.

This record was enhanced in 2020 with funding from Lloyd's Register Foundation as part of the project ‘Making the Link: Lloyd's Register and the National Monuments Record of Wales’. Visit Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage and Education Centre for more resources.