british Chellew R. B. Steam Navigation Co. - Cornwall Steam Ship Co. SS Justitia [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1935
is nickname no
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 4562  grt
dimensions 129.2 x 17.1 x 7.6 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine & L.P. turbine
power 283  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 187
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 22/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.13rank: 646
about people
builder
Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
engine by
Rowan David & Co., Glasgow
last owner
[1]Chellew R. B. Steam Navigation Co. - Cornwall Steam Ship Co., Cardiff
SS Justitia [+1940]
period 1937 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Calpean Shipping Co. Ltd., Gibraltar
SS Justitia
period 1935 ~ 1937
captain David L.Davies
complement 1
no. of crew 37
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2870 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
[2]  uboat.net
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Chellew R. B. Steam Navigation Co. - Cornwall Steam Ship Co., Cardiff

R.B. Chellew Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. existed till 1955, when it was taken over by Esk Shipping Co. Ltd.
 
About Builders
 Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. opened at Burntisland West Dock in 1918 as an emergency shipyard during World War 1. The yard was managed by the Ayre Brothers, Amos and Wilfrid. They built a four berth yard and this enabled them to build ships up to 450 feet in length. This hi-tech shipbuilding "factory" also included an extensive railway system to carry steel to the various parts of the yard. - - In 1918 the first three ships to be built were standard "C" types, the yard then went on to build five-hold three-island tramps and twenty four-hold engines-amidship colliers. The yard also built "Arch-deck" colliers. In the 1920s the yard built a number of large tramps and from 1921 to 1929 the yard made 12 such vessels. The orders for colliers and coasters were constant during the interwar years and this managed to keep the yard solvent. During the 1930s the yard made a number of "flat-iron" colliers and coasters. In the mid 30s the demand for "Burntisland Economies" continued, and over a dozen of these were completed from 1935 to 1939. - - During WWII the yard made three "Loch" class frigates and sixty merchant hulls, tramps and colliers. In addition a number of orders were received from he Government for tramps, merchant aircraft carriers and a coaster. The yard was also making ships for private customers. - - From 1945 to 1965 the Burntisland Yard consolidated its reputation for high quality tramps and cargo-liners by making over 50 vessels.

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