british General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. SS Hirondelle (+1917)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1890
status
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details
weight (tons) 1648  grt
dimensions 81.7 x 11.4 x -- m
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft
power 347  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 143
IMO/Off. no. 98106
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 25/04/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
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Gourlay Brothers & Co. Ltd., Dundee
owner
General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London
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entered by Chipchase Nick
entered 18/12/2009
last update Lettens Jan
last update 09/12/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan22/04/2012
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remarksCalculated as '19 mile S x E [168.75°] from FRANCE, Belle-Île'.
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Lettens Jan28/03/2012SS Hirondelle, built by Gourlay Bros. & Co., Dundee in 1890 and owned at the time of her loss by General Steam Navigation Co., London, was a British steamer of 1.648 tons.

On April 25th, 1917, Hirondelle, on a voyage from London to Bordeaux with general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine UC-36 (Gustav Buch), 13 miles SxE of Belle Ile. There were no casualties.
Chipchase Nick18/12/2009Sunk by German submarine UC-36 when 13 miles SE of Belle Isle , Bay of Biscay.On route from London for Bordeux with general cargo.
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General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London

The General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd was the oldest shipping company in the world to start directly with steamships in 1821. A huge coastal liner fleet with its four subsidiaries including Moss-Hutchison Line, New Medway Steam Packet Co. Ltd (pioneers of the Thames day excursion trades along with G.S.N.C.). GSNC was acquired by P&O in 1920.
 
 
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