british MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII) SS Irene Maria (+1940)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1922
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1860  grt
dimensions 88.2 x 12.3 x 5.55 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 213  n.h.p.
speed knots
yard no. 79
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 27/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.25rank: 626
about people
builder
Antwerp Engineering Co. Ltd., Antwerpen
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII), London
SS Irene Maria (+1940)
period 1940 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Andresen Chr. - Dampskibsselskabet Dania, Esbjerg
Irene Maria
period 1922 ~ 1940
captain Alfred Peter Evers
no. of crew 25
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1]  uboat.net
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 03/09/2006
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 30/09/2010
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Irene Maria was a British cargo steamer of 1860 tons and built in 1922 and owned by ANDERSEN,CHR. A/S D/S DANIA. MINISTRY OF WAR TRANPORT. On the 27th November 1940 when on route from SOUTHAMPTON 3rd November 1940 for BRIDGEWATER in ballast she was torpedoed by U-95 and sunk. Crew of 25 presumed lost.

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About Builders
 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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