british Bowring C. T. - Oil Tank S.S - Bear Creek Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd. - English & American Shipping Co. Ltd. SS Rosalind ? [+1917]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1913
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weight (tons) 6535  grt
dimensions 128.2 x 16.6 x -- m
engine 1 triple expansion engine
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speed 10  knots
yard no. 919
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 06/04/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 664
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
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Bowring C. T. - Oil Tank S.S - Bear Creek Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd. - English & American Shipping Co. Ltd., Liverpool
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depth (m.) 400 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 28/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
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Lettens Jan30/08/2011Rosalind, built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Newcastle in 1913 and owned at the time of her loss by Oil Tank SS. Co. Ltd. (C. T. Bowring & Co. Ltd.), Liverpool, was a British tanker of 6535 tons.

On April 6th, 1917, Rosalind, on a voyage from Port Arthur & Norfolk to Queenstown with a cargo of oil, was sunk by the German submarine U-86 (Friedrich Crüsemann), 180 miles WNW of Fastnet. 2 persons were lost.
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 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.


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