The Glenelg, a steamship laden with a mixed cargo of coke, coal and general cargo, 4160 GRT, built 1904 Charles Connell & Co. Ltd. Glasgow, Scotland, owner Western SS. Co. Ltd. (J. Gardiner & Co.), Glasgow, Scotland.
This vessel in passage from the River Tyne, England, for the White Sea, Russia, struck a mine laid by the German submarine UC 40, Captain Hermann Menzel, at a position given as 6 miles SSW of Bressay Lighthouse, which would be more accurately decribed as just off Helli Ness, Cunningsburgh, on September 12th 1917. One soul from the crew was lost, and the vessel damaged, but was salvaged.
This may possibly be the vessel of the same name which was struck by the Glen Isla, a few miles to the north of where this incident occured, just over six months earlier. Following which the Glen Isla sank.
The Asia struck a mine and sank in the same area on the same day, and the Parkmill and the Margarita had struck mines in the same area two days previously, all had been laid by the same submarine. The Parkmill sank, but the Margarita, although extensively damaged was salvaged.