irish Coast Lines Ltd. - Powell, Bacon & Hough MV Munster [+1940]
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nationality irish
purpose transport
type ferry
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1938
is nickname no
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weight (tons) 4305  grt
dimensions 111.9 x 15.2 x 4.3 m
engine 2 diesel engines, 2 screws
power 1347  n.h.p.
speed 18  knots
yard no. 996
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cause lost mine
date lost 07/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
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Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Coast Lines Ltd. - Powell, Bacon & Hough, Liverpool
captain Paisley J.W.
no. of crew 235
about the wreck
depth (m.) 25 max. / 18 min. (m)
war grave
 Chris Michael, The Wrecks Of Liverpool Bay
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entered 06/10/2005
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last update 19/10/2011
[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

23mts to seabed with a 2mt scour, 18mts to top, of wreck. Possibility is that the ship broke in two before sinking as there are reports of two areas of wreckage fairly close together. The other possibility is that the area with the smaller area of wreckage is that of the ''Ystroom'' which also sank close to the above position. Large sections of wreck standing 6m from seabed have been located at N 53°36'024, W 003°29'244 possibly the bow section, if not all of the ''Munster''; this wreckage lies north-west to south-east and is about 350 feet long!

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Details of the wreck of the MUNSTER are given in Wrecks of Liverpool Bay. The area
of wreckage is the upper superstructure since most of the wreck
was dispersed below the seabed by RN wreck clearance. The other wreck
nearby is the STANLEIGH.
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Allen Tony19/10/2011Munster was built in 1938 by Harland & Wolf of Belfast for the Liverpool- Dublin passenger ferry link. 353´x 50´x 14´. 20-cylinder oil engine 1.347hp with twin screws. Owned by Coast Lines. Whilst on the Belfast to Liverpool run, she triggered a magnetic mine near to the Liverpool Bar at 6 am laid by German submarine U-30 (Fritz Julius Lemp). No casualties.
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About Owners
Coast Lines Ltd. - Powell, Bacon & Hough, Liverpool

The world's largest coastal liner Group including the parent Coast Lines, Belfast S.S. Co. Ltd, B + I Steam Packet Co. Ltd, Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Company, coastal tramp companies and the fleets serving the Channel Isles, Orkney + Shetlands Islands, and South African coasts. Based in Liverpool this group owned many passenger liners.
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 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Harland and Wolff was formed in 1861 by Edward James Harland and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. Based in Belfast at Queen’s Island, Harland and Wolff are a huge and very important shipbuilding company. The shipbuilding complex is only one of two yards left in the U.K. capable of building large merchant ships. The yard was most well known for building high-class transatlantic passenger liners and was considered to be the best in the world. The company has built over 1700 ships at four yards and has been in operation for over 135 years.

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