HMS Otranto



DescriptionWas an passenger liner rebuilt as a troopship. On 5 August 1914, while sailing in poor visibility in the rough seas, she collided with another liner turned troopship, the Cashmir. Otranto then hit rocks and was grounded. With heavy seas pounding her against the rocks she eventually broke up and sank, killing 431 people.
Year1914
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost431
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War One
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Otranto