british Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd. SS Tynemouth (+1916)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1909
weight (tons) 2222  grt
dimensions 90 x 12.3 x -- m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
speed 10  knots
yard no. 159
IMO/Off. no. 125465
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cause lost missing
date lost 01/01/1916  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
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entered 01/09/2007
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Allen Tony01/09/2007Tynemouth SS was a British Admiralty hired collier of 2,222grt. On the 31st December 1915 she sailed from Cardiff on on sealed Government orders and went missing on route from Cardiff for the Shetlands & Orkneys. Owned by Burnett & Co, Newcastle.
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 His Majesty'S Stationary Office, British Merchant Shipping (Losses) WW1

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About Owners
Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Burnett & Co. Managers
About Builders
 Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Wood, Skinner and Co of Bill Quay, Newcastle-on-Tyne --- James Skinner and William Wood opened the Tyne yard with six slipways, in 1883 at Bill Quay. Both of the business partners had experience working for other well-known shipbuilders. Initially the yard built coasters and short-sea traders, largely for Scandinavian companies. In 1897 it incorporated as a limited company. In 1914 the company was listed as shipbuilders and repairers at Bill Quay. The yard also made ships for the Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd of Newcastle. The small steamer Angelus was the first of 30 colliers and short-sea traders to come from the yard. Burnett had a strong working relationship with Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd for 32 years. It only came to an end when Wood, Skinner went into liquidation in 1925. During WW1 the yards output included 12 self trimming colliers, two "Insect" class boats and six WAR 'C' and 'D' ships. Between 1921-25 the yard relied heavily on orders from Gas, Light and Coke Company and Burnett, Sharp and Stephenson, Clarke building a total of 11 ships for them in this period. The yard failed financially in 1925 having built 330 small vessels and maintaining a reputation for building colliers.

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