british Larrinaga Steamship Co. Ltd. SS Jose de Larrinaga [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1920
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5303  grt
dimensions 125.9 x 15.9 x 8.7 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
armament armed merchantship
power 310  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 75
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 07/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.40rank: 604
about people
builder
Canadian Vickers Ltd., Quebec
engine by
Canadian Vickers Ltd., Quebec
last owner
[1]Larrinaga Steamship Co. Ltd., Liverpool
SS Jose de Larrinaga [+1940]
period 1927 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Monsen Alf, Tønsberg
SS Loch Tay
period 1920 ~ 1927
captain Arthur Townsend
no. of crew 40
about the wreck
depth (m.) 1100 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered 29/08/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 22/11/2011
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Allen Tony08/09/2007Jose de Larrinaga SS was a British cargo steamer of 5,303 tons built in 1920 and owned by the LARRINAGA STEAMSHIP CO LTD. She was formerly called LOCK TAY in 1927. On the 7th September 1940 whilst on route from NEW YORK 13th August for SYDNEY N.S and then for NEWPORT carrying a cargo of 7300 tons scrap and or steel and linseed she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk. Crew of 40 were presumed lost.
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 His Majesty'S Stationary Office, British Merchant Shipping (Losses) WW1


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Larrinaga Steamship Co. Ltd., Liverpool

Spanish origins as far as 1773, from 1860 based in Liverpool. They were absorbed in 1974 into the Vallian S.S. Co. of the Vergottis Group.
 
 
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