The Blue Funnel vessel Anchises was built at
Workman, Clark and Co Ltd, Belfast in 1911. She was 10,046gt and 493
feet long. She was the third Blue Funnel vessel to carry the name.
57’ N 13º 17’ W
On February 27th 1941 she was on her way home
from Hong Kong to Liverpool via Cape Town and Freetown, when she was
attacked by a long range German Dornier bomber 150 miles
North West of Bloody Foreland point on the north west coast of
Ireland. All 134 passengers and some crew were ordered into
Lifeboats. 37 crew remained on board to try and save the vessel, but
she was attached again the next day and was sunk. Twelve of her
remaining crew including her captain lost their life in the heavy
weather which prevailed at the time.