british Counties Ship Management Co. Ltd. - Kulukundis & Rethymnis SS Mill Hill [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1930
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dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 4318  grt
dimensions 117.3 x 15.8 x 7.3 m
engine 1 triple expansion engine
power 368  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 604
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 30/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.34rank: 614
about people
Doxford W. & Sons - William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]Counties Ship Management Co. Ltd. - Kulukundis & Rethymnis, London
SS Mill Hill [+1940]
period 1936 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Sutherland B. J. & Co. Ltd. - Sutherland Steamship Co - Irismere S.S. Co., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SS Peebles
period 1933 ~ 1936
[3]James, Muers & Griffin - James, Muers & Co., Cardiff
SS Gracechurch
period 1930 ~ 1933
captain Robert De Buisson
no. of crew 34
about the wreck
depth (m.) 143 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
entered by Allen Tony
entered 27/08/2006
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last update 15/06/2011
[1] Jan Lettens01/10/2009
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Jan Lettens05/04/2012PIG IRON is the intermediate product of smelting iron ore, having a very high carbon content, making it very brittle and not useful.

The shape of the traditional molds was a branching structure with many individual ingots at right angles. This configuration is similar in appearance to a litter of piglets suckling on a sow, hence the name pig iron.
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Mill Hill was a British cargo steamer of 4318 tons and built in 1930 and owned by the COUNTIES SHIP MANAGEMENT CO LTD. MILL HILL STEAMSHIP CO LTD. On the 30th August 1940 when on route from BOSTON for THE TEES carrying a cargo of 3755 tons pig iron and 3000 tons steel she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by U-32. All 34 crew were lost.
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About Owners
Counties Ship Management Co. Ltd. - Kulukundis & Rethymnis, London

Originally Rethymnis and Kulukundis Ltd. Operating from London and Piraeus.
About Builders
 Doxford W. & Sons - William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
William Doxford and Sons began in 1840 at Cox Green. William Doxford and Sons Ltd, often referred to simply as Doxford, was established in 1857 by William Doxford. From 1870 they were based in Pallion, Sunderland, on the River Wear in Northeast England. In 1904 the East Yard was built, and the 3 extra berths helped Doxford’s to win the blue riband in 1904 and 1907 for the highest production rate in the world.
The East Yard was rebuilt as a state of the art covered shipyard, which opened in 1976. Doxford’s joined Thompson’s, Laings and Greenwell’s in 1961 to form the Doxford and Sunderland Shipbuilding and Engineering Group. The Group was taken over in 1973 and re-named Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd. It merged with Austin and Pickersgill’s in 1986, and closed in 1988.

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