greek SS Atlas [+1940]
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general
nationality greek
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1909
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4009  grt
dimensions 105 x 14.6 x 8.7 m
engine 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw, machinery aft.
power 326  n.h.p.
speed 7.5  knots
yard no. 229
call sign
SVCL  
SVCL
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 06/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Craggs, Robert & Sons Ltd., Middlesbrough
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]S. A. Hellenique Maritime Transpetrol, Piraeus
SS Atlas [+1940]
period 1935 ~ 1940
call sign: 
SVCL
prev. owners
[2]Calligas L. N. et al
SS Irini
period 1930 ~ 1935
[3]Michelsen Chr. & Co., Bergen
SS Conrad Mohr
period 1909 ~ 1930
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 800 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 10/09/2007
last update Lettens Jan
last update 18/06/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan10/09/2007
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Lettens Jan10/09/2007

Sank at position 15° 50'N, 41° 50'E in deep water off the coast of Yemen. In 2001, this vessel was reported as having been discovered 600 miles further to the north off Râs Banas.
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Lettens Jan13/12/2009SS Atlas; Soc. Anon. Hellenique Maritime Transpetrol; 1909; R. Craggs & Sons; 4.009 tons; 345x48x28,5; 326 n.h.p.; triple-expansion engines.

The Greek tanker Atlas, with a cargo full of oil, was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian Submarine Guglielmotti on September 6th, 1940, in the Red Sea.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


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About Builders
 North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
North Eastern Marine Engineering Co of South Docks, Sunderland was formed in 1860. Engine builders in Sunderland and Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1889 the company's works at Sunderland and Wallsend have supplied 100 vessels afloat with their triples fitted. In 1925 sees the Application of Superheated Steam to Marine Engines at both Wallsend and Sunderland. Also now manufacturing marine engines, turbines, marine oil engines, boilers, condensers, feed and ballast pumps, evaporators, feed-water cleaners and heaters, circulating pumps etc. In 1938 became North Eastern Marine Engineers Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland.

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