british Nisbet Edward T. - Lambton & Hetton Collieries Ltd. SS Gregynog [+1918]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1899
status
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weight (tons) 1701  grt
dimensions 81.69 x 11.61 x 5.21 m
engine Triple expansion engine
armament armed merchantship
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yard no. 205
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 18/04/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.3rank: 664
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builder
Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
engine by
Dickinson, John & Sons, Sunderland
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[1]Nisbet Edward T. - Lambton & Hetton Collieries Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SS Gregynog [+1918]
period 1899 ~ 1918
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[2]Nisbet Edward T. - Lambton & Hetton Collieries Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SS Verulam
period 1899 ~ 1899
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entered 23/08/2007
last update Allen Tony
last update 29/06/2014
 
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Allen Tony09/06/2008Gregynog SS was a 1,701grt, defensively-armed British Cargo Merchant Ship built in 1899. On the 18th April 1918 when 16 miles SW from Hartland Point, North Devon, England she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine UB-86 when on route from Penarth to Portland carrying a cargo of coal. 3 lives lost.
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 Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland

Peter Austin (1) (1826-1846)
Peter Austin (2) (1846-1860)
Austin & Son (1860-1874)
Austin & Hunter (1874-1879)

S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. (1879-1896)
S. P. Austin Ltd. (1896-1953)

Austin’s was famous for its pontoon, which opened in 1904. The pontoon was a platform that could be sunk below a ship, then re-floated to raise the ship out of the water.

Austin’s merged with Pickersgill’s in 1954 to become Austin and Pickersgill. The yard closed in 1956

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