norwegian SS Salonica [+1940]
report an error
       
  Details  
 
general
nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1912
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 2694  grt
dimensions 98.8 x 14 x 6.1 m
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, 1 screw
power 236  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 176
call sign
LCWS  
LCWS
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 23/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.9rank: 652
about people
builder
Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
last owner
[1]Brummenaes & Torgersen, Haugesund
SS Salonica [+1940]
period 1921 ~ 1940
call sign: 
LCWS
prev. owners
[2]Otto Thoresen Linje D/S A/S (Otto Thoresen), Oslo (old Christiania)
SS Salonica
period 1912 ~ 1921
call sign: 
LCWS
captain Ole G. Okland
no. of crew 25
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2850 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 28/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 28/03/2013
 
  Position  
 
Lettens Jan01/10/2009
latitudeUK hydro member
longitudeUK hydro member
AISUK hydro member
mark add position to my marks (+/-5miles)
dist. homeportdist. homeport
ref. used
 UK Hydrographic Office
position disp.
show neighbour. wrecks members only
insert new position
 
  The Wreck today  
 

Lettens Jan01/10/2009

UK hydro member
ref. used 
 UK Hydrographic Office


insert wreck site info
 
  Note  
 
Lettens Jan05/04/2012PIT PROP

A pit prop or mine prop (British and American usage, respectively) is a length of lumber used to prop up the roofs of tunnels in coal mines.
 
  Movies  
  insert new movie  
 
  Pictures  
 
 
  copyright: UK Hydrographic Office copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu  
 
insert new picture
 
  Hydrographic Service UK  
   
  History  
 
Allen Tony02/05/2009Completed in May 1912 for D/S A/S Otto Thoresens Linje (Otto Thoresen), Christiania. In July 1921 sold to A/S Venborg (Brummenæs & Torgersen), Haugesund. The Norwegian steamship Salonica SS was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine U-100 on November 23rd, 1940, off the north-west coast of Ireland when on route from Pugwash, Nova Scotia (4 Nov) - Sydney (9 Nov) - Newcastle carrying a cargo of 3,400 tons of pit props.. Nine of her crew were killed.
ref. used 
  uboat.net
Lettens Jan01/10/2009UK hydro member
ref. used 
 UK Hydrographic Office


insert new history
 
  Documents  
  insert new document  
About Builders
 Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Wood, Skinner and Co of Bill Quay, Newcastle-on-Tyne --- James Skinner and William Wood opened the Tyne yard with six slipways, in 1883 at Bill Quay. Both of the business partners had experience working for other well-known shipbuilders. Initially the yard built coasters and short-sea traders, largely for Scandinavian companies. In 1897 it incorporated as a limited company. In 1914 the company was listed as shipbuilders and repairers at Bill Quay. The yard also made ships for the Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd of Newcastle. The small steamer Angelus was the first of 30 colliers and short-sea traders to come from the yard. Burnett had a strong working relationship with Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd for 32 years. It only came to an end when Wood, Skinner went into liquidation in 1925. During WW1 the yards output included 12 self trimming colliers, two "Insect" class boats and six WAR 'C' and 'D' ships. Between 1921-25 the yard relied heavily on orders from Gas, Light and Coke Company and Burnett, Sharp and Stephenson, Clarke building a total of 11 ships for them in this period. The yard failed financially in 1925 having built 330 small vessels and maintaining a reputation for building colliers.

read more
 
 
British Isles
pref. Google
 
 
WRECKS: DISABLED zoom out zoom in view full chart
chart
SS Salonica [+1940]
British Isles
More charts
Outer Approaches to the North Channel British Isles British Isles Western Approaches British Isles Western Europe North Atlantic Ocean - Northern Part North Atlantic Ocean - Eastern Part The World
 
 
  Update statistics  
 
  Advertisement  
 
advertise
 
   
  search  
 
You may consider access to
search wreck
show prev. names
A-Z search
 
search chart:
chart catalogue
 
search owner/builder: