british MV Dalhousie (+1942)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1940
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 7072  grt
dimensions 131.5 x 17.2 x 10.9 m
engine 3 cyl diesel engine
power 516  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 09/08/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
owner
Dalhousie Steam & Motorship Co. Ltd., London
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entered 14/08/2009
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Lettens Jan06/07/2011The German auxiliary cruiser Stier was responsible for the sinking of Gemstone (British), Stanvac Calcutta (Panama-flag U.S.-owned), Dalhousie (British) and Stephen Hopkins (U.S.-owned), the latter proved fatal to Stier.
Vleggeert Nico14/08/2009The British motorvessel Dalhousie was intercepted and sunk by German auxiliary cruiser Stier. Crew of 36 taken POW on board of the raider.
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About Builders
 Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. opened at Burntisland West Dock in 1918 as an emergency shipyard during World War 1. The yard was managed by the Ayre Brothers, Amos and Wilfrid. They built a four berth yard and this enabled them to build ships up to 450 feet in length. This hi-tech shipbuilding "factory" also included an extensive railway system to carry steel to the various parts of the yard. - - In 1918 the first three ships to be built were standard "C" types, the yard then went on to build five-hold three-island tramps and twenty four-hold engines-amidship colliers. The yard also built "Arch-deck" colliers. In the 1920s the yard built a number of large tramps and from 1921 to 1929 the yard made 12 such vessels. The orders for colliers and coasters were constant during the interwar years and this managed to keep the yard solvent. During the 1930s the yard made a number of "flat-iron" colliers and coasters. In the mid 30s the demand for "Burntisland Economies" continued, and over a dozen of these were completed from 1935 to 1939. - - During WWII the yard made three "Loch" class frigates and sixty merchant hulls, tramps and colliers. In addition a number of orders were received from he Government for tramps, merchant aircraft carriers and a coaster. The yard was also making ships for private customers. - - From 1945 to 1965 the Burntisland Yard consolidated its reputation for high quality tramps and cargo-liners by making over 50 vessels.

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