SS Maloja

DescriptionThe P&O passenger liner sank after striking a mine in the English Channel off Dover. She ran her engines astern to stop herself, but then could not stop them again as her engine room flooded. Numerous vessels came to assist, but her evacuation and rescue were hampered by her 75 degree list and her continuing to run astern. 155 passengers, officers and Lascar crew were killed.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost155
Ship UseCivilian
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War One
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