norwegian SS Salonica [+1940]
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nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1912
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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.
yard no. 176
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 23/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.9rank: 654
about people
Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
last owner
[1]Brummenaes & Torgersen, Haugesund
SS Salonica [+1940]
period 1921 ~ 1940
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prev. owners
[2]Otto Thoresen Linje D/S A/S (Otto Thoresen), Oslo (old Christiania)
SS Salonica
period 1912 ~ 1921
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captain Ole G. Okland
no. of crew 25
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2850 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 28/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 28/03/2013
Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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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.
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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.
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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.

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