british MV Guildford [+1954]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1953
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1871 
dimensions 83.9 x 12 x -- m
material steel
engine Diesel 8 Cylinder CSA, 1 screw
power  
speed 11  knots
yard no. 358
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 10/03/1954  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
owner
South East Gas Board, London
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 9 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
 Racey Carl, A Century of Steamship Losses
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 18/10/2005
last update Racey Carl
last update 19/02/2011
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Wk is well scattered.

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Racey Carl19/02/2011Built for South Eastern Gas Board, London; On 10/03/1954 the GUILDFORD was on passage from Tyne to London, with a cargo of coal, when she was abandoned after collision and then beached at Tees mouth. On 26/08/1955 the wreck was dispersed, using explosives, flattened to sea bed level.
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Guildford was 1871 tons and 265 feet in length.

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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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