british MV Frederick S. Fales [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1939
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weight (tons) 10525  grt
dimensions 154.4 x 21.3 x 11.3 m
material steel
engine 8 cylinder oil engine
power 1000  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 1208
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 21/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.20rank: 635
about people
Cantieri Riuniti Dell´ Adriatico CRDA, Trieste & Monfalcone
Oriental Trade & Transport Co.
captain Frank Ramsay
no. of crew 48
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2650 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
 Lloyd´s of London, Lloyd's Register of Shipping
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entered 28/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 21/09/2011
Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Allen Tony29/02/2008Frederick S. Fales MV was a British Motor Tanker built in 1939 and of 10,525 tons. She was owned by STANDARD FRUIT & STEAMSHIP CORP. ORIENTAL TANKERS LTD. On the 22nd September 1940 when on route from CURACAO for CLYDE in Convoy HX-72 carrying a cargo of 13,849 tons admiralty fuel oil she was torpedoed by German submarine U-100 and sunk. 20 crew lost from a total crew of 48.
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 Cantieri Riuniti Dell´ Adriatico CRDA, Trieste & Monfalcone
Cantieri Riuniti dell' Adriatico was founded in 1930 from the merger between Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino (Trieste) and Cantiere Navale Triestino (Monfalcone). CRDA built cruisers, submarines and battleships for the Italian Navy. After the wars it remained in business and focused partly on building cruise liners. Nowadays (2010) the yard is still in operation but is owned since 1984 by Fincantieri Group.

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