british Stanhope Steamship Co. Ltd. - Jack Billmeir & Co. Ltd. SS Stanholme [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1927
is nickname no
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 2473  grt
dimensions 91 x 13.4 x 6.5 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 259  n.h.p.
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 134
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about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 25/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.13rank: 648
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Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
engine by
Rowan David & Co., Glasgow
last owner
[1]Stanhope Steamship Co. Ltd. - Jack Billmeir & Co. Ltd., London
SS Stanholme [+1939]
period 1936 ~ 1939
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prev. owners
[2]Strick Line Ltd. - Frank Clarke Strick - London & Paris S.S. Co., London
SS Goleta
period 1927 ~ 1936
call sign: 
captain Hook, David Llewellyn
no. of crew 25
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entered 27/08/2006
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Stanholme was a British cargo steamer of 2473 tons and built in 1927 and owned by the STANHOPE STEAMSHIP CO LTD. She was formerly called GOLETA in 1936. On the 25th December 1939 when on route from CARDIFF for LONDON carrying 4500 tons of coal she hit a mine laid by U-33 and sank. 13 crew were lost.
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About Builders
 Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. opened at Burntisland West Dock in 1918 as an emergency shipyard during World War 1. The yard was managed by the Ayre Brothers, Amos and Wilfrid. They built a four berth yard and this enabled them to build ships up to 450 feet in length. This hi-tech shipbuilding "factory" also included an extensive railway system to carry steel to the various parts of the yard. - - In 1918 the first three ships to be built were standard "C" types, the yard then went on to build five-hold three-island tramps and twenty four-hold engines-amidship colliers. The yard also built "Arch-deck" colliers. In the 1920s the yard built a number of large tramps and from 1921 to 1929 the yard made 12 such vessels. The orders for colliers and coasters were constant during the interwar years and this managed to keep the yard solvent. During the 1930s the yard made a number of "flat-iron" colliers and coasters. In the mid 30s the demand for "Burntisland Economies" continued, and over a dozen of these were completed from 1935 to 1939. - - During WWII the yard made three "Loch" class frigates and sixty merchant hulls, tramps and colliers. In addition a number of orders were received from he Government for tramps, merchant aircraft carriers and a coaster. The yard was also making ships for private customers. - - From 1945 to 1965 the Burntisland Yard consolidated its reputation for high quality tramps and cargo-liners by making over 50 vessels.

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