british Common Bros. Ltd. - Hindustan S. S. Co. Ltd. SS Daghestan [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1921
weight (tons) 5742  grt
dimensions 61 x -- x -- m
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 23/04/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.3rank: 665
about people
Short Brothers Ltd., Pallion (Sunderland)
Common Bros. Ltd. - Hindustan S. S. Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
captain Rutherford, John
no. of crew 32
about the wreck
depth (m.) 57 max. / 47 min. (m)
orientation 136°
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Location: East of South Ronaldsay, Northern Isles, Scotland. A little dived wreck, due to it's location. Reasonably intact.

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Allen Tony23/04/2009Daghestan SS was a British steam tanker of 5.742 tons, 61m built in 1921 by Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland and owned by Common Brothers Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

On the 25th March 1940 she was torpedoed by German submarine U-57 and sunk when on route from Scapa Flow for Sullom Voe, Shetlands with a cargo of 7,600 tons of crude oil. Two gunners and one crew were lost.
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About Owners
Common Bros. Ltd. - Hindustan S. S. Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Founded in 1893 by J. W. Squance & Co. Changed name to Common Brothers Ltd. in 1906. Hindustan Steamship Co. Ltd. was their main shipping department.
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 Short Brothers Ltd., Pallion (Sunderland)
George Short started in 1850, and moved to Pallion in 1869. Short’s built more ships for local owners than any other yard. It closed in 1964 when the firm was unwilling to redevelop and build bigger ships. The yard was demolished, although Bartram’s took over the fitting out quay, which was still in use in the 1980s.
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