SS Chesterfield (1913)
|Operator:||Great Central Railway|
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|Builder:||Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Neptune Yard, Low Walker|
|Launched:||30 Oct 1913|
|Out of service:||18 May 1918|
|Fate:||Torpedoed and sunk|
|Tonnage:||1,013 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||250 feet (76 m)|
|Beam:||34.2 feet (10.4 m)|
|Depth:||16 feet (4.9 m)|
The ship was built by Swan Hunter and launched in 1913. She was the first of an order of two ships from Swan Hunter, the other being Macclesfield. She was deployed on the Grimsby to Rotterdam service.
She was requisitioned by the British Admiralty in October 1914 for use as a fleet messenger and renamed HMS Chesterfield. On 18 May 1918 she was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea at , 42 nautical miles (78 km) northeast by east of Malta, by the Imperial German Navy submarine SM UC-52 with the loss of four of her crew.
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- "Trial Trip of the Macclesfield". Newcastle Journal. England. 23 June 1914. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
- "Chesterfield". Uboat.net. Retrieved 18 December 2012.