british Rankin, Gilmour & Co - Saint Line - British & Foreign S.S. SS Cape St. Andrew [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1928
status
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weight (tons) 5094  grt
dimensions 124.1 x 16.3 x -- m
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
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yard no. 381
IMO/Off. no. 160385
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 13/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.15rank: 642
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builder
Robert Duncan & Co, Glasgow
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[1]Rankin, Gilmour & Co - Saint Line - British & Foreign S.S., Liverpool
SS Cape St. Andrew [+1940]
period --- ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 160385
prev. owners
[2]Mitchell Cotts - Sun Shipping Co. - Saint Line, London
SS Cape St. Andrew
period 1928 ~ ---
IMO/Off. no.: 160835
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 2032 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 05/08/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 13/11/2013
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Cape St Andrew was a British steam freighter of 5.094 tons. She was built in 1928 and owned by SUN SHIPPING CO LTD. When on route from TEES for BOMBAY in ballast she was torpedoed by U-137 and sunk. 15 crew lost. total crew 68.
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Rankin, Gilmour & Co - Saint Line - British & Foreign S.S., Liverpool

Sir William Dingwall Mitchell Cotts (1871-1932) was involved in shipowning, collieries and national politics in the UK. He was the owner of many lines. He owned the Saint Line, Sun Shipping, British & Foreign S.S. Co.

Below is the history of the Saint Line Ltd., acquired in 1935.

Saint Line Ltd. originated in 1804 from Pollok, Gilmour & Co. of 1804.

In 1861 being placed under Rankin, Gilmour & Co. using a "Saint" nomenclature and operating as the British & Foreign S.S. Co. Ltd.

Renamed in 1919 to Saint Line Ltd.

In 1934 shifted from Liverpool to London.

Shortly after coming under Mitchell Cotts & Co. Ltd.

Saint Line Ltd. ceased to exist in 1962.

Remark: there has been another Sun Shipping company, owned by Alexander Robert (the owner of the original Hall Line), but this company operated much earlier than this one.

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