british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Corduff [+1941]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1923
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weight (tons) 2345  grt
dimensions 86 x 12.8 x 6.7 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 247  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
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cause lost naval battle
date lost 07/03/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
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depth (m.) 40 max. / 35 min. (m)
orientation 130°
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007Built 1923 by Swan Hunter, Newcastle; Sunk by German E-boat S-28; Sistership of SS Cordene, sunk near in the area.
Lettens Jan11/09/2011CONVOY FN-26 ATTACKED BY E-BOATS

On 8 March 1941, while off Cromer, the British convoy FN-26 was attacked by the 3rd Flotilla of German Schnellboote (E-boats), consisting of S-101, S-28, S-27, S-29, S-31, S-61 and S-102.
The result was a complete disaster, for 6 British cargo vessels were sunk.

  • NORMAN QUEEN (14† 957 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-101 (Christiansen)
  • CORDUFF (7† 2.345 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-28 (Klug)
  • RYE (24† 1.049 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-27 (Büchting)
  • KENTON (1.047 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-31 (Meyer)
  • BOULDERPOOL (4.805 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-61 (Gernet)
  • TOGSTON (19† 1.547 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-102 (Töniges)
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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.
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 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.

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