british Gibson Geo. - George Gibson & Co. Ltd. SS Grangemouth [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1908
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weight (tons) 1419  grt
dimensions 83.9 x 11 x 5.3 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engines by Dunsmuir & Jackson, Ltd. Glasgow, two single boilers, single screw
armament 1 x 42” 12 pounder gun
power 310  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 22/03/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Ltd., Greenock
Gibson Geo. - George Gibson & Co. Ltd., Leith
no. of crew 14
no. of passengers 4
about the wreck
status well decayed
depth (m.) 28 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation 45°
position on seabed upright
visibility average
current normal
sea bed sand
protected no
war grave no
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Wk is in 28 metres. Orientation: NE/SW

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Thompson Barry09/06/2010

Wreck in this charted position has three boilers not two as Grangemouth is supposed to have. One boiler in front of two others which are side by side. Wreck is orientated SW/NE with the bows to the SW. Single shaft, engine broken and now on it's side. Dived 6/06/10.

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Racey Carl21/03/2010The GRANGEMOUTH collided with the trawler SUNDANESE. She was on passage to Tees from Antwerp with a crew of 14 with 4 passengers and a general cargo. She was badly damaged and the crew and passengers transferred to the trawler.

Some time later when it was thought that the steamer would stay afloat and some of the crew returned and set up a tow. Later the rope boke and a new tow was set up with a tug from Grimsby. Unfortunately she sank before port was reached.
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Racey Carl03/05/2009Built for the Rankine Line, Glasgow; Yard No 299; Launch Date 03/02/1908; North Sea passenger service prior to WWI; She could carry 26 first class passengers with provision for a number of emigrants in the poop; 4 holds carring 1300 tons of cargo; Armed boarding steamer during WW1; Ownership tranferred to G. Gibson on 1st January 1920 who reduced her passenger capacity to 12; 1 of her original 3 boilers was removed in 1920 to make her more ecconomical, reducing her speed from 15 to 12 knots; Fitted with 1 x 42” 12 pounder gun; Vessel collided with a the trawler and was taken in tow, but foundered the following day about 15 miles from the Humber Light vessel.
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Lettens Jan16/09/2008S/S GRANGEMOUTH; Owned by G. Gibson & Co. and built in 1908 by Grangemouth & Greenock Dockyard Co.; 1,419 tons; 275.2x36.1x17.3 ft. ; 310 n.h.p.; triple expansion engines

On March 22nd, 1939, while on voyage from Antwerp to The Tees with general cargo, the British cargo S/S Grangemouth collided with the trawler Sudanese. She sank later when she was under tow.
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