british Gas Light & Coke Co. (Stephenson Clarke & Co) SS Coalgas [+1918]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1890
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 2257  grt
dimensions 88.4 x 9.1 x 6.7 m
material iron
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
armament armed merchantship
power 200 
speed  
yard no. 196
IMO/Off. no. 97527
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 05/03/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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builder
Short Brothers Ltd., Pallion (Sunderland)
engine by
Richardson T. & Sons, Hartlepool
last owner
[1]Gas Light & Coke Co. (Stephenson Clarke & Co), London
SS Coalgas [+1918]
period 1917 ~ 1918
IMO/Off. no.: 97527
prev. owners
[2]James Westoll Ltd., Sunderland
SS George Allen
period 1890 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 97527
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 28 max. / 18.6 min. (m)
orientation 100°
protected
war grave
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entered 05/06/2006
last update Lockett Graham
last update 05/08/2014
 
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Lettens Jan13/08/2010On March 5th, 1918, the British steamer SS Coalgas, on a voyage from London to Tyne in ballast, was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-4 (Ernst Berlin), 5 miles SxW Shipwash lightvessel. There were no casualties
Allen Tony26/06/2007Coalgas was a 2,257grt defensively-armed British merchant steamer. On the 5 March 1918 when 5 miles S by W from Shipwash Light Vessel she hit a mine and sank.
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Gas Light & Coke Co. (Stephenson Clarke & Co), London

The Gas Light and Coke Company (GLCC), World’s First Public Supplier of Gas, were formed in 1812, the year of Napoleon’s great retreat from Moscow. In 1868, the GLCC received the Royal Assent to build a gas works along the side of the River Thames between the entrance of the Barking Creek and the Royal Victoria Dock.

Existed from 1812 - 1949. Not sure if the flag is correct. -- NORTH THAMES GAS BOARD from 01/05/49

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About Builders
 Short Brothers Ltd., Pallion (Sunderland)
George Short started in 1850, and moved to Pallion in 1869. Short’s built more ships for local owners than any other yard. It closed in 1964 when the firm was unwilling to redevelop and build bigger ships. The yard was demolished, although Bartram’s took over the fitting out quay, which was still in use in the 1980s.

Richardson T. & Sons, Hartlepool
Thomas Richardson developed his business of marine steam engines, but constructed two vessels in 1845-1846. He died in 1850 and his two sons, Thomas and John built a further series of vessels between 1855 and 1857. The Richardson name became prominent in the field of marine engineering in the town. --- Company became T. Richardson & Son Ltd., Hartlepool

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