british Leach & Co. - Dover Navigation Co. Ltd. SS Sea Venture [+1939]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1930
is nickname no
status
dead (not found) dead (not found)
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weight (tons) 2327  grt
dimensions 89.6 x 13.1 x 5.7 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 206  n.h.p.
speed knots
yard no. 1451
call sign
GTQC  
GTQC
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
other reasons gunfire - shelled
date lost 20/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
owner
Leach & Co. - Dover Navigation Co. Ltd., London
captain Tate, Charles Swanson
no. of crew 25
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entered 28/08/2006
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Sea Venture was a British Cargo steamer of 2327 tons and built in 1930 and owned by the DOVER NAVIGATION CO LTD. On the 20th October 1939 when on route from TYNE for TROMSO carrying 3000 tons of caol she was torpedoed by U-34 and sunk by gunfire.
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About Builders
 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.


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North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
North Eastern Marine Engineering Co of South Docks, Sunderland was formed in 1860. Engine builders in Sunderland and Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1889 the company's works at Sunderland and Wallsend have supplied 100 vessels afloat with their triples fitted. In 1925 sees the Application of Superheated Steam to Marine Engines at both Wallsend and Sunderland. Also now manufacturing marine engines, turbines, marine oil engines, boilers, condensers, feed and ballast pumps, evaporators, feed-water cleaners and heaters, circulating pumps etc. In 1938 became North Eastern Marine Engineers Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland.

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