This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
9th November 1915
While en route from Salonica to Marseilles, the SS Californian was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Greece by a German U-boat. Californian was built in Dundee by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company. Launched in 1901, she was at the time the largest ship ever built in Dundee. SS Californian is more often remembered in relation to the Titanic disaster in 1912 and the Californian’s alleged failure to conclusively investigate the signs that Titanic may have been in distress.