british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Corland [+1942]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1917
live live
weight (tons) 3431  grt
dimensions 103.9 x 14.3 x 7 m
material steel
engine Steam triple expansion by Richardson Westgarth & Co, Ltd. Sunderland, two single boilers, single screw
power 303  n.h.p.
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 287
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 05/02/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
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Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
no. of crew 27
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depth (m.) 27 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 17/10/2005
last update Racey Carl
last update 23/07/2012
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Wk is 7 metres high in 27 metres.

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Racey Carl03/05/2009Built as the BUFFS for Cory Colliers Ltd, London; Yard No 287; Launch Date 02/08/1917; Carried a portrait of the King of Denmark, who was honorary Colonel of the Buffs; In 1920 vessel renamed CORLAND.

The CORLAND was on passage from Blyth to London with a cargo of 4800 tons of coal when she was bombed and sunk by german aircraft. The vessel was at anchor 2.5 miles N of 62 B buoy and was abandoned, presumed to have sunk. Crew of 27, no lives lost.
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About Owners
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London

Cory Colliers (William Cory & Son) Ltd. 52 Mark Lane, London. Originally in the coal trade, became tug operators. Later renamed to Cory Towage Ltd.
About Builders
 Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland

Peter Austin (1) (1826-1846)
Peter Austin (2) (1846-1860)
Austin & Son (1860-1874)
Austin & Hunter (1874-1879)

S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. (1879-1896)
S. P. Austin Ltd. (1896-1953)

Austin’s was famous for its pontoon, which opened in 1904. The pontoon was a platform that could be sunk below a ship, then re-floated to raise the ship out of the water.

Austin’s merged with Pickersgill’s in 1954 to become Austin and Pickersgill. The yard closed in 1956

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Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
Richardsons, Westgarth Co of Low Street, Sunderland were marine engineers in Hartlepool 1900 – 1982 --- Hartlepool Engine Works, Hartlepool; Commercial Street, Middlesbrough; Scotia Engine Works, Sunderland
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