greek SS Neion [+1940]
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general
nationality greek
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class WWI B-class standard cargo ship (br.)
WWI B-class standard cargo ship (br.) Balzac SS (+1941)
propulsion steam
date built 1918
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5154  grt
dimensions 125.6 x 15.8 x 7.6 m
material steel
engine 3 cyl.triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw, 3148 nrt
power 517  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 1065
call sign
SVRE  
SVRE
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 22/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 671
about people
builder
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
engine by
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
last owner
[1]Callinicos A. D. - Anastase Denis Callinicos, Athens
SS Neion [+1940]
period 1934 ~ 1940
call sign: 
SVRE
prev. owners
[2]Société Générale De Transports Maritimes À Vapeur S. A. - SGTM, Marseille
SS Mont Genèvre
period 1925 ~ 1934
[3]Moss Tankers Ltd. (Moss H. E. & Co.), Liverpool
SS Mount Berwyn
period 1919 ~ 1925
[4]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Puma
period 1918 ~ 1919
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 127 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 05/06/2006
last update Siert Ingo
last update 26/02/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan21/06/2009
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Allen Tony19/03/2008Neion SS was a Greek Cargo Steamer of 5,154 tons built in 1918 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland. She was completed in May 1918 as British War Puma for the Shipping Controller, managed by J. Warrack & Co. 1919 sold to Sefton SS Co (H.E. Moss & Co), London and renamed Mount Berwyn. 1925 sold to France and renamed Mont Genèvre for Soc. Generale de Transports Maritimes, Marseille.

1934 sold to Greece and renamed Neion. On the 22nd June 1940 when on route from NEW ORLEANS & ST NAZAIRE for FALMOUTH she was torpedoed by German U-38 and sunk. She was carrying a cargo of barrels of naptha on deck and also some lead. One crew missing.
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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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