british Athel Line - United Molasses Co. Ltd. - British Molasses MV Athelking (+1940)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1926
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 9557  grt
dimensions 144.75 x 19.63 x 11.13 m
material steel
engine 2 x Diesel engines SSCSA 6 cylinder, dual shaft
power 709  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 1285
IMO/Off. no. 147359
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 09/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 663
about people
builder
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
owner
Athel Line - United Molasses Co. Ltd. - British Molasses, London
captain
no. of crew 44
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 31/03/2009
last update Allen Tony
last update 05/04/2013
 
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Allen Tony05/04/2013The motor tanker Athelking MV was intercepted by the German raider Atlantis on September 9th, 1940, and sunk by gunfire. Four were killed.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


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About Builders
 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.


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