british Stanhope Steamship Co. Ltd. - Jack Billmeir & Co. Ltd. SS Stangrant [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship (ex-cargo - bulk carrier)
propulsion steam
date built 1912
is nickname no
live live
weight (tons) 5804  grt
dimensions 135.1 x 16.5 x 8.8 m
engine Steam triple expansion engine.
power 777  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 456
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 13/10/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.8rank: 655
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Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
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North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]Stanhope Steamship Co. Ltd. - Jack Billmeir & Co. Ltd., London
SS Stangrant [+1940]
period 1939 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Houston Line Ltd. - R. P. Houston & Co. - British & South American Steam Navigation Co., Liverpool
SS Clan Grant
period 1935 ~ 1939
[3]Clan Line Steamers Ltd. - Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd, London
SS Clan Grant
period 1929 ~ 1935
[4]Thomas William & Co., Liverpool & London
SS Cambrian Marchioness
period 1927 ~ 1929
[5]Port Line Ltd. - Commonwealth & Dominion Line, London
SS Port Macquarie
period 1914 ~ 1927
[6]Milburn W. & Co. (Anglo-Australasian Steam Nav. Co. Ltd., Milburn Line), London
SS Port Macquarie
period 1912 ~ 1914
captain Rowlands, Evan David
complement 1
no. of crew 37
about the wreck
depth (m.) 1600 max. / -- min. (m)
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Allen Tony11/10/2007Stangrant SS was a British Cargo Steamer built in 1912 and of 5,804 tons. She was formely called CLAN GRANT in 1939. She was owned by BILLMEIR & CO LTD. STANHOPE STEAMSHIP CO LTD. On the 13th October 1940 when on route from HAMPTON ROADS for BELFAST carrying a cargo of 7,715 tons steel and scrap she was torpedoed by U-37 and sunk. 8 crew lost from a total crew of 38.
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About Builders
 Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
Extracted from "Jane's Fighting Ships for 1919"

Hawthorn Leslie.

R. & W. HAWTHORN, LESLIE & CO., LTD. (HEBBURN YARD, HEBBURN-ON-TYNE). Twelve slips up to 700 ft. long. One dock : 460 x 68 x 21 ft. on blocks. 26 ft. draught of quay at low water. Engine department of 150,000 I.H.P. per annum. Designers and builders of cruisers, destroyers and other warship types. Engine every type of war vessel. Builders of locomotives for main line service and works. Employees: 6-7,000.

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North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
North Eastern Marine Engineering Co of South Docks, Sunderland was formed in 1860. Engine builders in Sunderland and Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1889 the company's works at Sunderland and Wallsend have supplied 100 vessels afloat with their triples fitted. In 1925 sees the Application of Superheated Steam to Marine Engines at both Wallsend and Sunderland. Also now manufacturing marine engines, turbines, marine oil engines, boilers, condensers, feed and ballast pumps, evaporators, feed-water cleaners and heaters, circulating pumps etc. In 1938 became North Eastern Marine Engineers Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland.

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