british Furness-Houlder Argentine Lines SS Duquesa (+1941)
report an error
       
  Details  
 
general
nationality british
purpose transport
type ocean liner
propulsion steam
date built 1918
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 8651  grt
dimensions 130.8 x 18.7 x -- m
material steel
engine 2 x 3 Cyl. Triple expansion engines, twin screw by Richardsons Westgarth, Hartlepool, England.
power  
speed 14.5  knots
yard no. 555
IMO/Off. no. 140578
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 18/02/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
engine by
Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
owner
Furness-Houlder Argentine Lines, Liverpool
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 18/01/2009
last update Lettens Jan
last update 27/08/2014
 
  Position  
 
Lettens Jan27/08/2014
latitudehydro member
longitudehydro member
AIShydro member
mark add position to my marks (+/-5miles)
dist. homeportdist. homeport
position disp.
show neighbour. wrecks members only
insert new position
 
  The Wreck today  
 
insert wreck site info
 
  Movies  
  insert new movie  
 
  Pictures  
 
copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu
 
 copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu  copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: South Africa Hydrographic Office 
 
 copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu   
 
insert new picture
 
  History  
 
Allen Tony12/04/2010Duquesa SS was built in 1918 for the Furness-Houlder Argentine Line Ltd, Liverpool. In 1940 she was captured in South Atlantic by the German battleship ADMIRAL SCHEER, and in 1941 scuttled when on route from La Plata via Freetoen form the UK. She was used as a supply ship and then scuttled on the 18th February 1941 in the South Atlantic.
ref. used: 
  theshipslist.com
Lettens Jan13/07/2011SMS PINGUIN VICTIMS

The German raider Pinguin managed to sink/take as prize the following allied ships:


Sunk by mines

Millimumul, Nimbin, Cambridge and City of Rayville (the latter 2 sunk by mines laid by Passat, the captured Norwegian Storstad).

insert new history
 
  Documents  
  insert new document  
About Owners
 
Furness-Houlder Argentine Lines, Liverpool

Furness-Houlder Argentine Lines Ltd. was a joint venture in 1914/1915 between Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd. and Furness Withy & Co.

The group contained several major companies such as Shaw Savill, Royal Mail, Pacific Steam Navigation, Houlder Brothers, Prince Line and Manchester Liners. These kept their own flags.
 
About Builders
 Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
IRVINE, CURRIE & Co. (1864-1866)
R. IRVINE & Co. (1866-1880)
IRVINE & Co. (1881-1898)
IRVINE'S SHIPBUILDING & DRY DOCKS Co. Ltd. (1898-1930)

Mainly repair work was carried out at this Hartlepool yard until 1870. In the early 1880s the yard started building colliers and small tramps. In 1896 Christopher Furness of Furness, Withy and Co. gained control of the yard and it was renamed Irvine's Shipbuilding and Dry Docks. During WWI the yard had a number of orders for various Furness companies. It then made three "Flower" class sloops and six motorised barges along with eight standard "C" type tramps. In 1924 the yard closed due to scarcity of orders.

read more

Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
Richardsons, Westgarth Co of Low Street, Sunderland were marine engineers in Hartlepool 1900 – 1982 --- Hartlepool Engine Works, Hartlepool; Commercial Street, Middlesbrough; Scotia Engine Works, Sunderland
 
 
The World
pref. Google
 
 
WRECKS: DISABLED zoom out zoom in view full chart
chart
SS Duquesa (+1941)
The World
More charts
Namibia - Conception Bay to Hottentot Point Hollandsbird Island to Cape Columbine Walvis Bay to Maputo Ascension, Luanda to Walvis Bay South Atlantic Ocean The World
 
 
  Update statistics  
 
  Advertisement  
 
advertise
 
   
  search  
 
You may consider access to
search wreck
show prev. names
A-Z search
 
search chart:
chart catalogue
 
search owner/builder: