british Jacobs John I. & Co. Ltd. (Associated Oil Carriers Ltd., Page Shipping, Shipping Syndicate Ltd.) SS Mary Baird [+1917]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1908
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weight (tons) 1830  grt
dimensions 79.6 x 11.9 x 5.2 m
engine triple expansion engine
armament armed merchantship
power 176  n.h.p.
speed 8.5  knots
yard no. 276
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 18/05/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.7rank: 657
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Neptun Werft A. G., Rostock
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[1]Jacobs John I. & Co. Ltd. (Associated Oil Carriers Ltd., Page Shipping, Shipping Syndicate Ltd.), London
SS Mary Baird [+1917]
period 1915 ~ 1917
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SS Ulla Boog
period 1908 ~ 1915
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entered 18/07/2006
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Lettens Jan29/03/2011SS Mary Baird, built by Akt. Ges. Neptun, Rostock in 1908 and owned at the time of her loss by Page Shipping Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool (Cardiff), was a British steamer of 1830 tons.

On May 18th, 1917, Mary Baird, on a voyage from Rouen to Newport in ballast, was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-47 (Paul Hundius), 2.5 miles W1/2N from Pendeen Cove. 7 persons were lost.
Allen Tony27/08/2007Mary Baird SS was a 1,830grt defensively-armed British Merchant steamship. On the 18th May 1917 when 2½ miles W ½ N from Pendeen Cove, Cornwall she hit a mine and sank. 7 lives lost. Vessel was on route from Rouen to Newport, Monmouthsire.
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 Neptun Werft A. G., Rostock
founded in 1850 as "Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik von Wilhelm Zeltz und Albrecht Tischbein"
 
 
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