british Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd. SS Kennebec [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
subtype/class WWI Z-class standard tanker (br.)
WWI Z-class standard tanker (br.) Inverarder SS [+1942]
propulsion steam
date built 1919
is nickname no
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weight (tons) 5548  grt
dimensions 122 x 15.88 x 8.7 m
material steel
engine Steam triple expansion engine, three boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 517  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 340
IMO/Off. no. 143361
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 08/09/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
Robert Duncan & Co, Glasgow
engine by
Rowan David & Co., Glasgow
last owner
[1]Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd., London
SS Kennebec [+1939]
period 1920 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 143361
prev. owners
[2]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Mogul
period 1919 ~ 1920
IMO/Off. no.: 143361
complement [*]
no. of crew 22
about the wreck
depth (m.) 133 max. / 120 min. (m)
war grave
 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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entered 01/08/2006
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last update 23/03/2014

[*] means that the value was inherited from Inverarder SS [+1942], the reference for WWI Z-class standard tanker (br.).
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Allen Tony13/04/2008Kennebec SS was 5,548 tons and built in 1919 by Robert Duncan & Co Port Glasgow, Yard No 340. Engines by David Rowan & Co Ltd, Glasgow. They were steam, triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 27, 44 & 73 inches diameter respectively; stroke 48 inches; operating at 180 p.s.I.; 517 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers; 9 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 190 sq. ft.; heating surface 7,668 sq. ft.

She was built for the Shipping Controller as the WAR MOGUL. In 1920 she was purchased by the ANGLO-AMERICAN OIL CO LTD and renamed KENNEBEC. On the 8th September 1939 she was torpedoed and shelled by German submarine U-34 when on route from ARUBA for AVONMOUTH carrying 7,000 tons of fuel oil. She was then finished off by HMS VERITY.
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