british South American Saint Line Ltd. (B & S Shipping) SS Saint Glen [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1907
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 4647  grt
dimensions 121.9 x 15.9 x 8.2 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. Triple expansion, three boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 478 
speed 10  knots
yard no. 793
IMO/Off. no. 123809
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 06/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Armstrong W. G. & Whitworth Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
engine by
Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
last owner
[1]South American Saint Line Ltd. (B & S Shipping), Cardiff
SS Saint Glen [+1940]
period 1939 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 123809
prev. owners
[2]Barry Shipping Co. Ltd., Newport (U. K.)
SS St. Glen
period 1937 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 123809
[3]Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Co. Ltd. - American Indian Line, London
SS City Of Swansea
period 1929 ~ 1937
IMO/Off. no.: 123809
[4]Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Co. Ltd. - American Indian Line, London
SS Katuna
period 1914 ~ 1929
IMO/Off. no.: 123809
[5]Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Co. Ltd. - American Indian Line, London
SS Katuna
period 1907 ~ 1914
IMO/Off. no.: 123809
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 64 max. / 40 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 19/11/2005
last update Allen Tony
last update 25/06/2013
 
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Lettens Jan31/05/2009St. Glen, built in 1907, 4,647 tons; ex-City of Swansea, purchased by South American Saint Line in 1937 from Ellerman & Bucknall Line and renamed Saint Glen. In 1940 bombed and sunk off East Coast of Scotland.
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Allen Tony26/06/2007On 6th September 1940 St Glen was bombed & sunk by aircraft, off East coast of Scotland.

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About Owners
 
South American Saint Line Ltd. (B & S Shipping), Cardiff

In 1926 the Barry Shipping Co. was formed.

In 1933 Barry Shipping Co. Ltd. and the St.Quentin Shippping Co. Ltd. merged to B. & S. Shipping.

In 1936, the name was changed to South American Saint Line to operate passenger/cargo ships.

In 1940 the Shakespear Shipping Co. was taken over.

In 1961 South American Saint Line was sold to the Houlder Line.

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About Builders
 Armstrong W. G. & Whitworth Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
The company was a major British manufacturing company of the early years of the 20th century. Armstrong Whitworth engaged in the construction of armaments, ships, locomotives, automobiles, and aircraft.

Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Originated in 1871.
1873. First compound engine built.
1874 "Engineering" added to title.
1881 New boiler making shop erected.
1897 540 ft Dry dock built.
1899 19 sets of engines built.
 
 
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