british Hay John & Sons SS The Monarch [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 824  grt
dimensions 61.7 x 9.24 x 3.69 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 137  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 412
call sign
MPQT  
MPQT
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 19/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.12rank: 650
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builder
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon (Scotland)
engine by
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon (Scotland)
owner
Hay John & Sons, Glasgow
captain Mcneill, John
no. of crew 12
about the wreck
depth (m.) 114 max. / 97 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
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entered 01/09/2006
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Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Allen Tony19/06/2008Monarch SS was British cargo steamer of 824 tons and built in 1930 by Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Yard No 412 and owned by J HAY & SONS. She was powered by a steam triple expansion engine.

On the 19th June 1940 when on route from cardiff & Tonney - Charente Roads for Falmouth, she was torpedoed without warning by German submarine U-52 (Otto Salman) and sunk. All 12 crew were lost.
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