british Manchester Liners Ltd. SS Manchester Brigade [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1918
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weight (tons) 6042  grt
dimensions 133.5 x 16.3 x 10.2 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 Cyl. Triple expansion engine by Richardsons Westgarth, Hartlepool, England. Three boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
armament armed merchant ship
power 690 
speed 12  knots
yard no. 561
IMO/Off. no. 135368
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 26/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.58rank: 584
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Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
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Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
Manchester Liners Ltd., Manchester
captain Frederick L. Clough
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Allen Tony23/02/2009Manchester Brigade was a British steam freighter of 6042 tons. She was built in 1918 and owned by MANCHESTER LINERS LTD. When on route from MANCHESTER for MONTREAL with a cargo of 1147 tons government and general stores she was torpedoed by German submarine U-137 and sunk. From a total crew 62 only 4 crew saved.
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 Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
IRVINE, CURRIE & Co. (1864-1866)
R. IRVINE & Co. (1866-1880)
IRVINE & Co. (1881-1898)

Mainly repair work was carried out at this Hartlepool yard until 1870. In the early 1880s the yard started building colliers and small tramps. In 1896 Christopher Furness of Furness, Withy and Co. gained control of the yard and it was renamed Irvine's Shipbuilding and Dry Docks. During WWI the yard had a number of orders for various Furness companies. It then made three "Flower" class sloops and six motorised barges along with eight standard "C" type tramps. In 1924 the yard closed due to scarcity of orders.

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Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
Richardsons, Westgarth Co of Low Street, Sunderland were marine engineers in Hartlepool 1900 – 1982 --- Hartlepool Engine Works, Hartlepool; Commercial Street, Middlesbrough; Scotia Engine Works, Sunderland
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