WRECKSITE - CORDUFF CARGO SHIP 1923-1941

WRECKSITE - CORDUFF CARGO SHIP 1923-1941

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british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Corduff [+1941] report an error
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1923
status
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tonnage 2345  grt
dimensions 86 x 12.8 x 6.7 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 247  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
about the loss
cause lost naval battle
date lost 07/03/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
owner
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son)
about the wreck
depth (m.) 40 max. / 35 min. (m)
orientation 130°
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entered by Jan Lettens
entered 06/08/2007
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last update 11/09/2011
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[1]Jan Lettens 31/01/2016
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The different Schnellboot (e-boat) series of the Kriegsmarine and other navies.
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Carl Racey † 21/01/2016
William Cory
There is considerable evidence that Cory was in operation in 1785, perhaps back as far as 1605 when a William Cory was the Master of the Worshipful Brotherhood of Woodmongers.
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Cory Black Diamond Flag
as found on numerous items of crockery recovered form Cory vessels sunk in WW1
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Carl Racey † 14/03/2015
Cory Colliers
Cory is one of the UK’s leading waste management companies. It may be best known for operating barges on the River Thames from central London out to Cory's Mucking Marshes Landfill site.
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Carl Racey † 03/03/2015
Swan Hunter
interior view of the Neptune Engine Works
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Lockett Graham 12/02/2010
Swan Hunters Wallsend
1946
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[2]  sunderland.gov.uk
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Carl Racey † 09/12/2010
Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson
c.1918
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History
Jan Lettens 06/08/2007
Built 1923 by Swan Hunter, Newcastle; Sunk by German E-boat S-28; Sistership of SS Cordene, sunk near in the area.
Jan Lettens 11/09/2011
CONVOY 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.

It all started with one family, and essentially one man, William Cory. The company was founded in London in 1896 as William Cory and Son Ltd. Cory was formed form the merger of eight companies...

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About Builders
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.

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