british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Corbrook [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1929
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1729  grt
dimensions 77.8 x 11.4 x 5.2 m
material steel
engine triple expansion by G. Clark, Sunderland, two single boilers, single screw (machinery aft)
power 197  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 246
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
other reasons naval battle
date lost 04/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Cowpen Drydock & Shipbuilding Co., Blyth
engine by
Clark George Ltd., Sunderland
owner
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 35 max. / 32 min. (m)
orientation 70°
position on seabed upright
protected no
war grave no
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Lettens Jan11/09/2011On the 4th of September, 1940, the following ships were attacked and torpedoed by the German Schnellboote or E-boat Flotilla, consisting of S-18, S-20, S-21 and S-54:
  • SS Nieuwland (1.075 grt sunk by S-18 Christiansen)
  • SS Joseph Swan (1.571 grt sunk by S-18 Christiansen)
  • SS Corbrook (1.729 grt sunk by S-21 Klug)
  • Fulham V (1.562 grt sunk by S-22 Grund)
  • New Lambton (2.709 grt sunk by S-21 Klug)
  • Ewell (1.350 grt not sunk by S-54 Wagner)
while in escort from Sunderland to London.

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About Owners
 
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London

Cory Colliers (William Cory & Son) Ltd. 52 Mark Lane, London. Originally in the coal trade, became tug operators. Later renamed to Cory Towage Ltd.
 
About Builders
 Clark George Ltd., Sunderland
George Clark of Southwick Engine Works, Crown Road, Southwick, Sunderland
 
 
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