danish SS England [+1940]
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general
nationality danish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1930
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 2319  grt
dimensions 86.5 x 12.8 x 5.5 m
engine
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 27/01/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
owner
Christensen H. A., Copenhagen (København)
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 90 max. / 70 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 23/04/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 27/01/2009
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007England was built in 1930 and was a Danish steam freighter. She was on route from COPENHAGEN for BLYTH when she was torpedoed by U-20. 20 crew lost and one saved.
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About Builders
 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.


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