british Seager W. H. & Co. Ltd. SS Polbrae [+1918]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1896
status
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weight (tons) 1087  grt
dimensions 71 x 10.6 x -- m
engine 1 triple expansion engine
armament armed merchantship
power  
speed 8.5  knots
yard no. 155
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 04/05/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 668
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Neptun Werft A. G., Rostock
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[1]Seager W. H. & Co. Ltd., Cardiff
SS Polbrae [+1918]
period 1917 ~ 1918
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[2]Horn H. C. - Dampfschiffs-Rhederei Horn - Fruchtdampfer AG, Lübeck (Luebeck)
SS Marie Horn
period 1896 ~ 1917
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entered 15/03/2006
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last update 20/08/2011
 
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Lettens Jan20/08/2011SS Polbrae, built by Act. Ges. 'Neptun', Rostock in 1896 and owned at the time of her loss by The Shipping Controller (W. H. Seager & Co. Ltd.), London, was a British steamer of 1087 tons.

On May 4th, 1918, Polbrae, on a voyage from Cardiff to St. Malo with a cargo of patent fuel, was sunk by the German submarine U-60 (Franz Grünert), 4.5 miles off Bude. 2 persons were lost.
Allen Tony06/09/2007Polbrae SS was a 1,087grt, defensively-armed British Merchantman. On the 4th May 1918 when on route from Cardiff for St. Malo she was torpedoed by German submarine U-60 and sunk when 1¼ miles SW from Sharpnose Point, North Devon, England. 2 lives lost. Owned by W. H. Seagar & Co, Cardiff.
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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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