british MV Neptunian [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1925
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5155  grt
dimensions 122 x 16.9 x 8.3 m
engine 1 diesel engine
power 598  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 1255
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 07/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.36rank: 611
about people
builder
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
engine by
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
owner
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
captain Alexander Thomas Campbell
complement 1
no. of crew 35
about the wreck
depth (m.) 1030 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 29/08/2006
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last update 08/08/2011
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Neptunian was a British cargo steamer built in 1925. She left SANTIAGO on the 30th July 1940 for SYDNEY N.S. On the 25th August 1940 she departed for LIVERPOOL and was torpedoed on the 7th September 1940 by U-47 whilst carrying 8500 tons of sugar. No survivors from the 36 crew.
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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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