british SS Denebola [+1918]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1899
status
live live
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weight (tons) 1481  grt
dimensions 73.7 x 11 x 5.2 m
engine Steam triple expansion engine.
power 133  n.h.p.
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 17/08/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 667
about people
builder
Neptun Werft A. G., Rostock
owner
Everett & Newbigin, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
captain
no. of crew 21
about the wreck
depth (m.) 41 max. / 36 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 07/10/2005
last update Langford Robin
last update 08/11/2009
 
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Allen Tony07/09/2007On the 17 August 1918, the Denebola SS was a defensively-armed British steamship of 1,481grt. Owned by Everett & Newbigin, Newcastle.

On the 17th August 1918 when on route from Swansea for Rouen she was torpedoed by German submarine UB-86 and sunk when passing 2 miles N by W from Gurnard Head, Nr St. Ives, Cornwall, UK.

She was was struck by two torpedoes, hitting nr number 2 and 3 holds which caused her to sink rapidly. The crew took to a boat and a raft and were later picked up by a patrol vessel, the 2nd engineer and one able seamen were lost with the ship.
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 Neptun Werft A. G., Rostock
founded in 1850 as "Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik von Wilhelm Zeltz und Albrecht Tischbein"
 
 
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