british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Heston (+1902)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1900
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1780  grt
dimensions 81.8 x 11.5 x 5.2 m
material steel
engine Triple expansion engines
power 196  n.h.p.
speed  
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 24/05/1902  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
owner
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
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references
references
 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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entered 24/08/2010
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Lettens Jan25/08/2010
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remarksCalculated as '60 mile S [180°] from FRANCE, Ushant, Île d'Ouessant'.
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Vleggeert Nico24/08/2010The British steamship Heston, on passage Decido to Rotterdam with iron ore, collided with the s.s.Saltillo and sank 60 miles S of Ushant (Ouessant).
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About Owners
 
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London

Cory Colliers (William Cory & Son) Ltd. 52 Mark Lane, London. Originally in the coal trade, became tug operators. Later renamed to Cory Towage Ltd.
 
About Builders
 Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland

Peter Austin (1) (1826-1846)
Peter Austin (2) (1846-1860)
Austin & Son (1860-1874)
Austin & Hunter (1874-1879)

S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. (1879-1896)
S. P. Austin Ltd. (1896-1953)

Austin’s was famous for its pontoon, which opened in 1904. The pontoon was a platform that could be sunk below a ship, then re-floated to raise the ship out of the water.

Austin’s merged with Pickersgill’s in 1954 to become Austin and Pickersgill. The yard closed in 1956

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