british Rowland & Marwood Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (W.A. Headlam) SS Sneaton [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1925
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weight (tons) 3677  grt
dimensions 106.1 x 15.2 x -- m
engine 1 triple expansion engine
yard no. 326
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 14/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 670
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Thompson Robert & Sons Ltd. (Robert Thompson Junior), Sunderland
Rowland & Marwood Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (W.A. Headlam), Whitby
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2900 max. / -- min. (m)
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Sneaton was a British cargo steamer built in 1925 and owned by ROWLAND & MARWOODS STEAMSHIP CO LTD. On the 14th October 1939 when on route from CARDIFF for RIO DE JANIERO carrying a cargo of 4300 tons of coal she was torpedoed by U-48 and sunk by gunfire. 1 crew member was killed.
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About Owners
Rowland & Marwood Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (W.A. Headlam), Whitby

Rowland & Marwoods Steam Ship Co. created in 1890, Whitby. From 1914 W. A. Headlam became the driving force of the company.
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 Thompson Robert & Sons Ltd. (Robert Thompson Junior), Sunderland
Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland. - Robert Thompson opened his North Sands yard in 1846. His son, Robert, opened a yard at Southwick in 1854, while another son, Joseph Lowes, took over the yard at North Sands in 1860 and changed the company name to J. L. Thompson. Robert Thompson Jnr’s yard closed in 1933. J L Thompson’s yard was closed in 1979, although the fitting out quay was used by Doxford’s and Laing’s. St Peter’s Campus of Sunderland University now stands on the site.

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