british Constantine Joseph - Constantine Shipping Ltd. SS Windsorwood [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1936
status
live live
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weight (tons) 5395  grt
dimensions 133.8 x 17 x 7.6 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. Triple expansion with exhaust turbine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 443  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 601
IMO/Off. no. 164828
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 25/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
owner
Constantine Joseph - Constantine Shipping Ltd., Middlesbrough
captain
no. of crew 40
about the wreck
depth (m.) 4700 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
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entered 01/09/2006
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last update 19/04/2013
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Windsorwood was a British cargo steamer built in 1936 and owned by CONSTANTINE STEAMSHIP LINE LTD, JOSEPH. On the 25th June 1940 when on route from the TYNE for SIERRA LEONE carrying a cargo of 7100 tons of coal she was torpedoed by U-51 and sunk. 40 crew were saved.
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Constantine Joseph - Constantine Shipping Ltd., Middlesbrough

Known as Constantine & Pickering Steamship Co. till 1904, later as Joseph Constantine Steamship Line. Also operated in Canada as Constantine Lines (Canada) Ltd., which became Quebec Steamship Lines Ltd. in 1948.
 
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 Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
Extracted from "Jane's Fighting Ships for 1919"

Hawthorn Leslie.

R. & W. HAWTHORN, LESLIE & CO., LTD. (HEBBURN YARD, HEBBURN-ON-TYNE). Twelve slips up to 700 ft. long. One dock : 460 x 68 x 21 ft. on blocks. 26 ft. draught of quay at low water. Engine department of 150,000 I.H.P. per annum. Designers and builders of cruisers, destroyers and other warship types. Engine every type of war vessel. Builders of locomotives for main line service and works. Employees: 6-7,000.



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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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