british Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd. (Capper, Alexander & Co.) SS Bibury [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4616  grt
dimensions 124.4 x 16.8 x 7.9 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 489  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 393
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 16/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.39rank: 605
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builder
Robert Duncan & Co, Glasgow
owner
Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd. (Capper, Alexander & Co.), Cardiff
captain Hunter
no. of crew 39
about the wreck
depth (m.) 4800 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 28/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 22/11/2011
 
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[1] Lettens Jan15/09/2009
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Allen Tony11/04/2009The British steamer Bibury SS, Capt. L. Hunter, was sunk by a German raider on September 16th, 1940, some hundreds of miles W. of Bissao, West Africa. Capt. Hunter and 38 men were killed
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


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Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd. (Capper, Alexander & Co.), Cardiff

E.H. Capper & Co. of Cardiff who originated in 1875, became later Capper, Alexander & Co. Offices in West Hartlepool. In 1914 they formed the Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd.

They lost all their ships in WWII and were taken over by Houlder Line Ltd. after the war.
 
 
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