SS Germaine

For other ships with the same name, see SS Germaine.
  • United Kingdom SS Glenetive (1911-1921)
  • United Kingdom SS Ocean Prince (1921-1935)
  • Greece SS Germaine (1935-1939)
Owner: Castanos S. & Sons
Port of registry: Greece Piraeus, Greece
Builder: Charles Connell & Co. Ltd.
Yard number: 339
Completed: 1911
Maiden voyage: 1911
In service: 1911
Out of service: 15 December 1939
  • SVEE
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk
General characteristics
Type: Cargo Ship
Tonnage: 5,217 GRT
Length: 125.1 metres (410 ft 5 in)
Beam: 15.9 metres (52 ft 2 in)
Depth: 8.5 metres (27 ft 11 in)
Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine
Propulsion: Screw propeller
Speed: 10.5 knots

SS Germaine was a Greek Cargo Ship that was torpedoed by U-48 in the Atlantic Ocean (51°00′N 12°18′W / 51.000°N 12.300°W / 51.000; -12.300Coordinates: 51°00′N 12°18′W / 51.000°N 12.300°W / 51.000; -12.300), while she was trevelling from Albany, New York, United States to Cork, Ireland.


Germaine was constructed in 1911 at the Charles Connell & Co. Ltd. shipyard in Scotstoun, United Kingdom. She was completed in 1911 and she was named Germaine and served from 1911 until her demise in 1939. The ship was 125.1 metres (410 ft 5 in) long, with a beam of 15.9 metres (52 ft 2 in) and a depth of 8.5 metres (27 ft 11 in). The ship was assessed at 5,217 GRT. She had a Triple expansion steam engine driving a single screw propeller and the engine was rated at 536 nhp.


On 15 December 1939, Germaine was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 in the Atlantic Ocean, while she was trevelling from Albany, New York, United States to Cork, Ireland with a cargo of Maize. There were no casualties, the survivors were saved by the Norwegian steamer SS Vlieland.[1]


The wreck lies at (51°00′N 12°18′W / 51.000°N 12.300°W / 51.000; -12.300), but the wreck's current condition is unknown.


  1. "Germaine". Wrecksite. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
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