british Sir R. Ropner & Co. Ltd. (Pool Shipping) MV Fishpool [+1943]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1940
status
dead (not found) dead (not found)
details
weight (tons) 4950  grt
dimensions 127.4 x 17.9 x 7.9 m
material steel
engine 1 diesel engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 12  knots
yard no. 732
IMO/Off. no. 160785
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 25/07/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.28rank: 621
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builder
Laing James & Sons Ltd. (Sir James Laing & Sons), Sunderland
owner
Sir R. Ropner & Co. Ltd. (Pool Shipping), West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 13 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered 28/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 06/03/2014
 
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Levano Hervé06/03/2014SS FISHPOOL, 4,950grt. Sunk in an air raid at Syracuse on the 26th August 1943. FISHPOOL (2), 4,950grt, built 1940, (ON. 160785) Sunk in an air raid at Syracuse on the 26th July 1943 while discharging ammunition and aviation spirit brought from Alexandria killing 23 crew and 5 DEMS gunners. 18 survived. Earlier in the war on the 14th November 1940 the Fishpool had been sailing from the Tyne to Vancouver in ballast when she was hit by seven incendiary bombs South-West of Rockall killing several crew.

The ship was abandoned and one lifeboat with 15 crew was never seen again. The ship was taken in tow and repaired. Also on the 9th May 1941 while loading stores at Barrow-in-Furness the ship was again damaged by a parachute mine, which detonated next to the ship killing 2 crew.
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Sir R. Ropner & Co. Ltd. (Pool Shipping), West Hartlepool (Sunderland)

Lloyd's reference: 416
Founded in 1874 by Robert Ropner of Hartlepool, the company operated one of the largest fleets of tramp ships under the British flag. The principal business of the two companies which came under Sir R. Ropner & Co., were the Pool Shipping Co. and Ropner Shipping Co.
In 1946 a regular passenger / cargo service was started between Gulf of Mexico ports and the UK - Continent, originally from New Orleans and Houston to London and Bremen. Later the Continental calls were omitted with Liverpool, London and Manchester becoming the chief ports and occasional calls at Dublin and Glasgow. By 1954 the main ports in the Gulf were Mobile, New Orleans, Galveston, Houston, Tampa and Miami. This service continued until 1956 when it was discontinued due to strong competition from U.S. flagged ships. The ships were put to tramping and the passenger accommodation closed.
In 1997 the company was taken over by Jacobs Holdings Plc and still operates.

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 Laing James & Sons Ltd. (Sir James Laing & Sons), Sunderland
Philip Laing started his own yard in 1818 at Deptford. In 1844 James Laing took control of the Deptford yard. In 1849 Philip Laing, James Laing's son, joined the family firm. In 1853 James Laing was the first Wear shipbuilder to build an iron steam ship. James Laing Junior joined the family firm. By 1865 the Laing family were shipowners as well as builders. In 1871 Hugh Laing, son of James Laing Snr, joined the family business and became a Director of the yard. In 1898 the company was renamed Sir James Laing and Sons. During WWI the yard had five building berths and a graving dock arranged around the the inner side of the bend of the river at Deptford. It had the highest tonnage of any Wear yard between 1914-18 with 18 ships of 109,924 tons as well as six small naval craft. In WWII World the Deptford yard produced 41 ships, 32 of which were tankers between 1939 and 1946. Private orders were also manufactured along with eight tramps. There were five building berths operating at the end of the war. The Laing yard became the Deptford yard of the Doxford and Sunderland Group in 1966.

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