british Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd., Houlder Line, Empire Steam Nav, Empire Transport MV Imperial Transport (+1940)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1931
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 8022  grt
dimensions 140.2 x 18.3 x 10.4 m
material steel
engine 1 x 8 cyl. Diesel engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 633 
speed  
yard no. 31
IMO/Off. no. 162620
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 11/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 669
about people
builder
Blythswood Shipbuilding Co., Scotstoun
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
owner
Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd., Houlder Line, Empire Steam Nav, Empire Transport, London
captain W Smail
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
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entered 28/04/2010
last update Cosmodiver
last update 02/11/2013
 
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Cosmodiver30/04/2010In ballast from Scapa Flow to Trinidad was stuck by torpedo and split in two. The bow
section sank but the crew managed to salvage the stern section and beach it at Kilchattan on
26 Feb. A new bow section was constructed at Port Glasgow and fitted in 1941 and she
was put back in service.
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 Glasgow Herald
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Salvage of stern section of Imperial Transport

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 British Pathe, British Pathe News


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About Owners
 
Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd., Houlder Line, Empire Steam Nav, Empire Transport, London

Houlder Brothers & Co., Ltd., 146 Leadenhall Street, London
 
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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