british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Caenwood (+1905)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1902
weight (tons) 1191  grt
dimensions 68.6 x 11.2 x 4.1 m
material steel
engine Steam triple expansion by G. Clark & Co. Ltd. Sunderland, one single boiler, single screw
power 110  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 220
IMO/Off. no. 115884
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 21/11/1905  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
engine by
Clark George Ltd., Sunderland
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
about the wreck
status well broken up
depth (m.) 10 max. / 8 min. (m)
position on seabed upright
visibility average
current normal
sea bed rocks
marine life average
protected no
war grave no
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Racey Carl03/11/2009The CAENWOOD was built by S. P. Austin & Sons in 1902; Yard No 220; Launch Date 25/07/1902; Captain: J. W. Baxter; She was owned by Cory Colliers and was bound for Devenport with coal from theTyne when she ran ashore near North Landing, in a dense fog on November 21, 1905, in a flat calm sea. The impact broke the vessel forward, and she filled almost at once. Local cobles took off sixteen of the crew, and the ship broke up within seven days.

She was sold for £100 to Tommy Round two days after that. The wreck is now very broken up, lying off the north-west corner of North Landing in about 10m.
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Allen Tony27/04/2009The British collier Caenwood SS was wrecked on the 21st November, 1905, near North Landing, Flamborough Head. She was carrying a cargo of coal from the Tyne to Devonport.
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About Owners
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London

Cory Colliers (William Cory & Son) Ltd. 52 Mark Lane, London. Originally in the coal trade, became tug operators. Later renamed to Cory Towage Ltd.
About Builders
 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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