british Ellerman Wilson Line Ltd. SS Cavallo [+1918]
report an error
       
  Details  
 
general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1913
status
dead (not found) dead (not found)
details
weight (tons) 2086  grt
dimensions 94.6 x 13.6 x -- m
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 249  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 275
IMO/Off. no. 133446
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 01/02/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.3rank: 665
about people
builder
Dunlop, Bremner & Co, Port Glasgow
engine by
Dunlop, Bremner & Co, Port Glasgow
last owner
[1]Ellerman Wilson Line Ltd., Hull
SS Cavallo [+1918]
period 1917 ~ 1918
IMO/Off. no.: 133446
prev. owners
[2]Wilson Thos., Sons & Co. Ltd. - Wilson Line Of Hull - Wilson C. H., Hull
SS Cavallo
period 1913 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 133446
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 53 max. / 35 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 13/10/2005
last update Allen Tony
last update 01/02/2014
 
  Position  
 
Lettens Jan01/10/2009
latitudeUK hydro member
longitudeUK hydro member
AISUK hydro member
mark add position to my marks (+/-5miles)
dist. homeportdist. homeport
ref. used
 UK Hydrographic Office
position disp.
show neighbour. wrecks members only
insert new position
 
  The Wreck today  
 

Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Sank 6 miles NW from Trevose Head, Cornwall.

Lettens Jan04/04/2013

UK hydro member
ref. used 
 UK Hydrographic Office


insert wreck site info
 
 
  Pictures  
 
 
  copyright: UK Hydrographic Office copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu 
 
 
insert new picture
 
  Hydrographic Service UK  
   
  History  
 
Lettens Jan20/03/2011SS Cavallo, built by Dunlop, Bremner & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow in 1913 and owned at the time of her loss by T. Wilson, Sons & Co. Ltd., Hull, was a British steamer of 2086 tons.

On February 1st, 1918, Cavallo, on a voyage from Liverpool & Swansea to Odda with a cargo of coal & tinplate, was sunk by the German submarine U-46 (Leo Hillebrand), 6 miles northwest of Trevose Head. 3 persons were lost.
Lettens Jan01/10/2009UK hydro member
ref. used 
 UK Hydrographic Office
Allen Tony03/06/2008Cavallo SS, a 2,086 grt was a defensively armed British merchant steamer built in 1913 by Dunlop Bremner & Co, Port Glasgow, Yard No 275 for Thos. Wilson, Sons & Co Ltd, Hull. She was powered by a steam triple expansion engine of 249nhp. Engines by Shipbuilder. In 1917 she was purchased by the Ellerman´s Wilson Line, Hull. On the 1st February 1918 she was torpedoed by German submarine U-46when 6 miles NW from Trevose Head, Cornwall when on route from Swansea for Odda with a cargo of coal.

3 lives were lost.
ref. used 
 Stuart Cameron, clydesite.co.uk


insert new history
 
  Documents  
  insert new document  
About Owners
 
Ellerman Wilson Line Ltd., Hull

The Wilson Line of Hull, 1840-1916 - Thos. Wilson, Sons & Co. - A private firm that operated a major fleet while remaining entirely family owned. Entering the steam shipping business in the early 1850s, the firm experienced rapid growth through the 1860s, 1870s and 1880s. Though the dynamic expansion of the fleet slackened off in the 1890s, the Wilson Line entered the 20th century with a capital stock of over 100 steamers with an aggregate tonnage of almost 120,000 tons. The Times referred to the Wilson Line as the “largest privately-owned shipping line in the world”. The scale of the company was also impressive from a local perspective. From the early 1890s down to the Great War, the Wilson Line owned at least half of the tonnage registered in the port of Hull. In October 1916, the Wilsons sold their “business unique” to Ellerman Lines Ltd for some £4.3m. which then became Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd - - - John Ellerman was born on Anlaby Road, Hull in 1862. He was the son of a German corn merchant who had come to the city from Hamburg in 1850.
His father died when John was 9-years-old, and left him a legacy of £600. His mother came from Birmingham and John moved to the city to start a career as an accountant. After passing his exams he moved to London and set up his own accountancy practice.
He began his business empire in 1892 when he put together a consortium to buy up an ailing shipping company. He sold on the company a few years later to the American financier JP Morgan, at a considerable profit. Spurred on by this success, Ellerman began to snap up other shipping lines.
He was awarded a baronetcy in 1905, for his support in providing the government with ships during the Boer War.
In 1916 Ellerman acquired the Hull based Wilson Line, once the world’s largest privately owned fleet
Sir John Ellerman died in 1933. He left over £36 million in his will, over £10 billion in today’s values.

read more
 
 
British Isles
pref. Google
 
 
WRECKS: DISABLED zoom out zoom in view full chart
chart
SS Cavallo [+1918]
British Isles
More charts
Trevose Head  to Hartland Point Approaches to the Bristol Channel Western Approaches to Saint George's Channel English Channel Western Approaches British Isles British Isles Western Approaches British Isles Western Europe North Atlantic Ocean - Northern Part North Atlantic Ocean - Eastern Part The World
 
 
  Update statistics  
 
  Advertisement  
 
Diving from beginners to Technical. 8 Metre RIB operating from Rock/Padstow Diving all of North Cornwall, hundreds of wrecks to choose from! Wrecks and Reefs PADI 5* Resort and BSAC Premier/Technical Centre
Harlyn Dive School & Boat Charter
Diving from beginners to Technical.
8 Metre RIB operating from Rock/Padstow
Diving all of North Cornwall, hundreds of wrecks to choose from!
Wrecks and Reefs
PADI 5* Resort and BSAC Premier/Technical Centre
harlyndiveschool.co.uk
advertise
 
   
  search  
 
You may consider access to
search wreck
show prev. names
A-Z search
 
search chart:
chart catalogue
 
search owner/builder: