british Athel Line - United Molasses Co. Ltd. - British Molasses MV Athelcrest [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1940
status
live live
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weight (tons) 6825  grt
dimensions 129.94 x 18.07 x 10.45 m
engine 1 diesel engine
power 256  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 725
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 25/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.30rank: 616
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Laing James & Sons Ltd. (Sir James Laing & Sons), Sunderland
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Athel Line - United Molasses Co. Ltd. - British Molasses, London
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no. of crew 36
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 05/08/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 23/11/2011
 
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Allen Tony01/03/2008Athelcrest MV was a British Motor Tanker of 6,825 tons. She was built in 1940 and was on route from ARUBA for LONDON carrying a cargo of diesel oil in Convoy HX-65A when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-48 and sunk 90 miles est by north of the Flannan Isles. 30 crew missing from a total crew of 36. The wreck of the Athelcrest (Master Llewellyn Vincent F. Evans) was scuttled by gunfire by the British corvette HMS Godetia (K 72) (LtCdr G.V.

Lagassisk). 30 crew members were lost. The master and five crew members were picked up by the corvette and landed at Methil.
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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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