british Gibson Geo. - George Gibson & Co. Ltd. SS Dryburgh [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1919
live live
weight (tons) 1289  grt
dimensions 70.1 x 11.6 x 4.7 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. Steam triple expansion, two single boilers, single screw
armament none
power 172  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 110
IMO/Off. no. 142008
about the loss
cause lost collision
other reasons foundered
date lost 11/11/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Campbeltown Shipbuilding Co., Campbeltown (Scotland)
engine by
Ross & Duncan, Govan
last owner
[1]Gibson Geo. - George Gibson & Co. Ltd., Leith
SS Dryburgh [+1939]
period 1919 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 142008
prev. owners
[2]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Foyle
period 1919 ~ 1919
IMO/Off. no.: 142008
about the wreck
status hull breaking down
depth (m.) 15 max. / 9 min. (m)
position on seabed upright
visibility average
current normal
sea bed sand
protected no
war grave no
 Racey Carl, A Century of Steamship Losses
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Racey Carl02/05/2009Laid down as the WAR FOYLE for the Shipping Controller; Yard No 110; Launch Date 04/06/1919; She was completed as DRYBURGH for George Gibson & Co., Leith.

The DRYBURGH was on passage from Leith to Antwerp, with a cargo of Coal & Horsemeat, when she struck the wreck of the CANADA and was badly holed. Spurn Lifeboat answered her distress calls, and the tug YORKSHIREMAN took the DRYBURGH in tow with the intention of beaching, but upon pulling her off the wreck, the vessel capsized and sank.
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Brits stoomschip van 1289 grt gebouwd in 1919 bij Campletown Shipbuilding Co.
L x B: 70.10 x 10,91meter. Aandrijving drie cylinder triple expansie machine 172 pk.
Reder: G. Gibson & Co.

Onderweg van Leith naar Antwerpen met een lading paardenvlees en steenkool op 11-11-1938 op het wrak van de s.s Canada gevaren en gezonken.

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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Allen Tony04/06/2008Dryburgh SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 1,362 tons built in 1919 by Campbeltown Shipbuilding Co, Yard No 110 and laid down as the WAR FOYLE for the Shipping Controller. She was completed as DRYBURGH for Geo. Gibson & Co., Leith. She was powered by a steam triple expansion engine 3 cylinder 172hp giving 10 knots. Engines by Ross & Duncan. On the 11th November 1939 she sank off Spurn Point after hitting the wreck of CANADA when on a voyage from Leith to Antwerp with a cargo of coal and horsemeat.
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