british Evan Thomas, Radcliffe & Co. Ltd. SS Llanarth [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 5053  grt
dimensions 122.1 x 16.5 x -- m
material steel
engine triple expansion, single screw
power  
speed 10  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 28/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
owner
Evan Thomas, Radcliffe & Co. Ltd., Cardiff
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 4500 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 25/06/2006
last update Racey Carl
last update 28/06/2010
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Llanarth was built in 1929 and owned by RADCLIFFE & CO, EVAN THOMAS. PICTON STEAMSHIP CO LTD. She was on route from MELBOURNE for LEITH and ABERDEEN carrying a cargo of 7980 tons of Flour when she was torpedoed by U-30 and sunk. The 35 crew were saved.
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About Owners
 
Evan Thomas, Radcliffe & Co. Ltd., Cardiff

Evan Thomas, Radcliffe and Company was one of the more prosperous and best-known of Cardiff-based shipowning companies, established in 1882 by a Ceredigion sea captain, Evan Thomas, and a Merthyr Tydfil businessman, Henry Radcliffe. Prior to 1939 one of the principal activities of the company was the transportation of Welsh steam coal, this trade reaching its peak in the years immediately prior to World War I. The company was finally wound-up in the 1980s.

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About Builders
 Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
The 'Bartram' shipbuilding business was started in 1837 at Hylton by George Bartram. Later he formed a partnership George Bartram & John Lister which lasted till 1854. Following the partnership dissolution, George Bartram was on his own at Hylton, trading as 'George Bartram & Sons'.

George Bartram............. 1837 to 18?? (South Hylton)
Bartram & Lister ............ 18?? to 1854 (South Hylton)
George Bartram & Sons. 1854 to 1871 (South Hylton)
Bertram, Haswell & Co... 1871 to 1894 (South Dock)
Bartram & Sons Ltd........ 1894 to 1967 (South Dock)

George Bartram opened his yard at Hylton in 1837. The business moved to South Dock in 1871, and was the only firm to launch ships directly into the North Sea. The company was taken over by Austin & Pickersgill in 1967. The yard closed in 1978.

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