british SS Cheldale [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1925
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4218  grt
dimensions 111.2 x 15.7 x 7.7 m
material steel
engine 3 cyl triple expansion engine
power 318 
speed 10  knots
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 17/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.16rank: 638
about people
builder
John Priestman & Co. Ltd., Southwick (Sunderland)
owner
Morrison S. S. Co., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
captain Thompson, W. N.
about the wreck
depth (m.) 450 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 16/05/2009
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 17/08/2014
 
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Lettens Jan04/04/2013
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Lettens Jan17/08/2014On February 17th, 1940, the British cargo ship CHELDALE, built in 1925 by John Priestman & Co. Ltd. and owned by Morrison S. S. Co., on voyage from Colombo to Durban with a cargo of liquid latex, gunnies and rice, sank after a collision with GREYSTOKE CASTLE, 20.8 miles east of Durban. The CHELDALE sank in minutes and 16 people lost their lives.
Vleggeert Nico16/05/2009The British steamship Cheldale was sunk in a collision with the motorvessel Greystoke Castle,24 miles off Durban.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


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