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: 668
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
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 127 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
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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 M aritimes, 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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