british Bowring C. T. - Oil Tank S.S - Bear Creek Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd. - English & American Shipping Co. Ltd. SS Cymbeline (+1940)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1927
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 6317  grt
dimensions 128.02 x 16.58 x 9.91 m
engine steam triple expansion
power 572  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 399
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
other reasons gunfire - shelled
date lost 02/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.7rank: 654
about people
builder
Hamilton Wm. & Co, Glasgow
owner
Bowring C. T. - Oil Tank S.S - Bear Creek Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd. - English & American Shipping Co. Ltd., Liverpool
captain
no. of crew 35
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 13/10/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 18/08/2012
 
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Vleggeert Nico13/10/2008
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Allen Tony22/11/2011German armed merchant cruiser Widder sinks British tanker Cymbeline with the deck gun and a torpedo (7 crew killed) in the Central Atlantic 800 miles West of the Canary Islands. Widder spends 4 hours picking up 26 survivors. Cymbeline’s Captain, First Officer and Third Engineer escape in a lifeboat and will be rescued on September 16th by tanker Yolonda and taken to Venezuela.
Vleggeert Nico13/10/2008Intercepted by German raider Widder as she made a voyage from Gibraltar to Trinidad. The raider fired on her killing seven crew then sunk her with a torpedo.
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