british Brocklebank T. & J. Ltd. - Thomas & John SS Magdapur [+1939]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1920
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status
live live
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weight (tons) 8641  grt
dimensions 150 x 19.5 x 10.42 m
material steel
engine Two steam turbines double reduction geared to single screw; 1,147 nhp; two double ended & two single ended boilers, 24 corrugated furnaces engine
power 1147  n.h.p.
speed 13.5  knots
yard no. 730
IMO/Off. no. 143719
call sign
GDXZ  
GDXZ
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 10/09/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.6rank: 660
about people
builder
Lithgows Ltd., Glasgow
engine by
Rowan David & Co., Glasgow
owner
Brocklebank T. & J. Ltd. - Thomas & John, Liverpool
captain Arthur George Dixon
no. of crew 80
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entered 29/10/2006
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Slaats Martien21/01/2007

According to my sources, Magdapur is at 52°15 463N-01°46 624E

Major William24/09/2006

The Magdapur wreck is likely in two separate places, since she broke in two: http://www.britishmedalforum.com/files/little4_282.jpg
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Allen Tony31/10/2007Magdapur SS was a British steam freighter built in 1920 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow - and shortened in 1935. She was owned by Thomas & John Brocklebank Ltd, Liverpool. She was on route from South Shields to Southampton in ballast when she was torpedoed by U-13. 6 crew lost, 75 survivors.

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General cargo vessel; two steam turbines double reduction geared to single screw; 1,147 nhp; two double ended & two single ended boilers, 24 corrugated furnaces engine by D. Rowan & Co Ltd, Glasgow turbines by Parsons Marine Steam Turbines Co Ltd, Newcastle; 8,641 GRT - 13,000 DWT; 493´5" x 64´ x 30´4"; service speed 13.5 knots; two decks, 3rd deck in No 1 hold - 8 cemented bulkheads fitted with direction finder & echo sounding device, cellular double bottom 396 feet Code letters GDXZ Official Number 143719 Port of registry Liverpool.
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Brocklebank T. & J. Ltd. - Thomas & John, Liverpool

Founded in 1801 in Whitehaven

In 1819, the company moved to Liverpool.

After WWII, the company had only eleven ships.

In 1968, Brocklebank pooled its ships with Cunard in the company Cunard-Brocklebank Ltd.

Stopped existing in 1983.
 
 
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