british Chadwick Joseph & Sons SS Drumcree [+1915]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1905
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weight (tons) 4052  grt
dimensions 114 x 15.2 x 5.2 m
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 3 boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 363  n.h.p.
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yard no. 240
IMO/Off. no. 120909
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 18/05/1915  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Thompson Robert & Sons Ltd. (Robert Thompson Junior), Sunderland
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Chadwick Joseph & Sons, Liverpool
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depth (m.) 52 max. / 30 min. (m)
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entered 29/05/2006
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Lettens Jan23/08/2010SS Drumcree, built by R. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland in 1905 and owned at the time of her loss by Astral Shipping Co. Ltd. (Joseph Chadwick & Son), Liverpool, was a British steamer of 4052 tons.

On May 18th, 1915, Drumcree, on a voyage from Barry to Port Arthur in ballast, was sunk by the German submarine U-27 (Bernd Wegener), 11 miles NxE of Trevose Head. There were no casualties.
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Allen Tony07/09/2007Drumcree SS was a 4,052grt, British Merchant steamer. On the 18th May 1915 when on route from Barry for Port Arthur, Texas she was torpedoed by German submarine U-27 and sunk when 11 miles N by E from Trevose Head, Cornwall. Owned by J. Chadwick & Sons, Liverpool.
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 Thompson Robert & Sons Ltd. (Robert Thompson Junior), Sunderland
Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland. - Robert Thompson opened his North Sands yard in 1846. His son, Robert, opened a yard at Southwick in 1854, while another son, Joseph Lowes, took over the yard at North Sands in 1860 and changed the company name to J. L. Thompson. Robert Thompson Jnr’s yard closed in 1933. J L Thompson’s yard was closed in 1979, although the fitting out quay was used by Doxford’s and Laing’s. St Peter’s Campus of Sunderland University now stands on the site.

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