canadian SS Albert C. Field [+1944]
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general
nationality canadian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1923
status
live live
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weight (tons) 1764  grt
dimensions 77 x 13 x 5.43 m
engine 3 Cyl. Triple expansion engine by McColl & Pollock, Sunderland, England. Machinery aft. One boiler, single screw.
power 111  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 44
IMO/Off. no. 147767
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
other reasons air raid
date lost 18/06/1944  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.5rank: 660
about people
builder
Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
engine by
MacColl & Pollock, Sunderland
last owner
[1]Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co. Ltd., Toronto
SS Albert C. Field [+1944]
period 1937 ~ 1944
IMO/Off. no.: 147767
prev. owners
[2]Eastern Steamship Co. Ltd. (Ducal S. S. And Duke Line), Liverpool
SS Albert C. Field
period 1923 ~ 1937
captain Bramley John Robert
no. of crew 33
about the wreck
depth (m.) 34 max. / 30 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 06/08/2007
last update Allen Tony
last update 14/05/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan02/11/2009
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The wreck lies in 34 m and is badly damaged, the boilers being the highest point (30m). Gravel seabed. Lots of small pieces of exploded ammunition. The machinery is right aft and the bridge is right forward. Everything in the middle was cargo space.

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Lettens Jan06/08/2007Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transp. Co.; 1923; Furness S.B. Co; 1.764 tons; 252.5x43.3x17.8; 111 nhp; triple expansion engines. The Canadian ship Albert C. Field was torpedoed by a German aircraft on June 18th, 1944 off St. Catherine´s Point. She sank in 3 minutes. Four of the crew and some other personnel was lost.
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007[FR]

Histoire de l'Albert C. Field
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About Builders
 Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
The Furness Shipbuilding Co. was part of the Furness, Withy and Co. shipbuilding empire based in Hartlepool in England. It had been built as an emergency shipyard to cope with the repair requirements of World War I. The yard was a massive 90 acres in size and had eight berths and two high tower cranes. -- To start a number of ships were ordered by and manufactured for the British Government along with orders from foreign companies. In mid 1919 the Furness family resigned from the Board of Furness, Withy and Co and a management buyout happened. This meant that during the first half of the 1920s there was a constant supply of orders for Furness, Withy & Co and its subsidiaries.

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