british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Brentwood [+1917]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1904
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1192  grt
dimensions 68.6 x 11 x 4.3 m
material steel
engine Steam triple expansion by G. Clark Ltd, Sunderland, one single boiler, single shaft.
armament none
power 180  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 225
IMO/Off. no. 118470
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 12/01/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 667
about people
builder
Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
engine by
Clark George Ltd., Sunderland
owner
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
captain R. Hunter
no. of crew 16
about the wreck
status broken in two sections
depth (m.) 50 max. / 40 min. (m)
orientation 45°
position on seabed upright
visibility average
current normal
sea bed mud
protected no
war grave no
references
references
 Racey Carl, A Century of Steamship Losses
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 10/03/2006
last update Racey Carl
last update 05/01/2012
 
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Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Lettens Jan26/02/2009

This wreck, the S/S Brentwood was previously reported by UKHO to be the Hercules.

On top of that, the Brentwood as reported by UKHO, was shown to the South East of this position, where there is an unknown wreck, while another Hercules was reported elsewhere.

This caused me and Carl Racey a lot of trouble and headaches to clarify, but should be ok, now.

We leave the UKHO reports as they are, whose historical details and names are wrong, but the surveying data correct.
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Racey Carl26/02/2009The BRENTWOOD was proceeding on her course at 1.55 a.m. when she struck a mine laid by the German submarine UC-43. The mine detonated under the fore part of the vessel causing her to sink in four minutes. The Master and 13 hands got clear in the boats but the 2nd Mate and the Fireman who were on watch when she struck, were lost. The survivors were picked up by the s.s. TOGSTON and landed at Sunderland. The ships confidential papers were lost with the vessel.
Times 15/01/1917:- FIVE VESSELS SUNK- The following vessels are reported to have been sunk:- British.- BRENTWOOD, 1,192 tons; Cory Colliers (Limited); built in 1904. “Believed sunk”. BEAUFRONT, 1,720 tons; managed by J. Ridley, Sons, and Tully, of Newcastle-on-Tyne; built in 1915. etc...
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Lettens Jan26/02/2009**BUILT IN 1904 BY S P AUSTIN & SON, SUNDERLAND. OWNED AT TIME OF LOSS BY CORY COLLIERS LTD. ONE BOILER, TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE OF 180HP, SINGLE SHAFT. MACHINERY BY G CLARKE LTD, SUNDERLAND. PASSAGE LONDON FOR NORTH SHIELDS. IN BALLAST. STRUCK A MINE LAID BY UC-43. TWO MEN LOST.
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Lettens Jan26/02/2009Brentwood SS, 1,192grt, 12 January 1917, 4 miles ENE from Whitby, mined and sunk, 2 lives lost.
Racey Carl26/02/2009Built for Goole to Thames run. (1 of 4, to replace towed, sea going lighters); Struck a mine laid by UC-43 whilst under the command of Erwin Sebelin. The mine detonated under the fore part of the vessel, she sank in 4 minutes at 1.59 a.m.; Two lives lost.
One of ten Cory Colliers involved in the London coal trade, lost off the Yorkshire coast to German U-boats or mines they had laid, the others were: Hustwood, Ocean, Harberton, Vernon, Sir Francis, Harrow, Corsham and Highgate. The Deptford was mined off Scarborough in 1915.
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About Owners
 
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London

Cory Colliers (William Cory & Son) Ltd. 52 Mark Lane, London. Originally in the coal trade, became tug operators. Later renamed to Cory Towage Ltd.
 
About Builders
 Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland

Peter Austin (1) (1826-1846)
Peter Austin (2) (1846-1860)
Austin & Son (1860-1874)
Austin & Hunter (1874-1879)

S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. (1879-1896)
S. P. Austin Ltd. (1896-1953)

Austin’s was famous for its pontoon, which opened in 1904. The pontoon was a platform that could be sunk below a ship, then re-floated to raise the ship out of the water.

Austin’s merged with Pickersgill’s in 1954 to become Austin and Pickersgill. The yard closed in 1956

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Clark George Ltd., Sunderland
George Clark of Southwick Engine Works, Crown Road, Southwick, Sunderland
 
 
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