french Worms, Josse & Cie SS Jumièges (+1942)
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nationality french
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1913
is nickname no
live live
weight (tons) 1708  grt
dimensions 79.4 x 11.6 x 5 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 180  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 181
IMO/Off. no. 133425
about the loss
cause lost gale/storm
date lost 07/01/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.20rank: 634
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Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
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Clark George Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]Worms, Josse & Cie, Le Havre
SS Jumièges (+1942)
period 1921 ~ 1942
IMO/Off. no.: 133425
prev. owners
[2]Atkinson & Prickett, Hull
SS Weltondale
period 1913 ~ 1921
IMO/Off. no.: 133425
[3]Michael Whitaker, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SS Michael Whitaker
period 1913 ~ 1913
IMO/Off. no.: 133425
no. of crew 20
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Lettens Jan14/09/2010LAMORICIÈRE and JUMIÈGES

On January 6th, 1942, Lamoricière (Commandant Milliaseau) departs Algiers for Marseille with 122 crew and 272 passengers. The weather gets bad and her coals are of bad quality, which makes her difficult to get speed.

On January 7th, herself in trouble, Lamoricière changes course to respond an SOS from the cargo Jumièges, but on arrival, Jumieges is nowhere to find. The weather gets worse and the ship begins to take water.

She soons starts heeling over and sends out an SOS and sets course back to find shelter at Menorca. Several ships come to rescue her, but all in vain. On January 9th she founders, taking with her 292 souls, cincluding the Captain.

S/S Jumièges was lost with 20 crew.

The wreck was found in 2008 at a depth of 156 metres, some 10 km off Cap Favaritx, northeast of Menorca.

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 Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Wood, Skinner and Co of Bill Quay, Newcastle-on-Tyne --- James Skinner and William Wood opened the Tyne yard with six slipways, in 1883 at Bill Quay. Both of the business partners had experience working for other well-known shipbuilders. Initially the yard built coasters and short-sea traders, largely for Scandinavian companies. In 1897 it incorporated as a limited company. In 1914 the company was listed as shipbuilders and repairers at Bill Quay. The yard also made ships for the Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd of Newcastle. The small steamer Angelus was the first of 30 colliers and short-sea traders to come from the yard. Burnett had a strong working relationship with Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd for 32 years. It only came to an end when Wood, Skinner went into liquidation in 1925. During WW1 the yards output included 12 self trimming colliers, two "Insect" class boats and six WAR 'C' and 'D' ships. Between 1921-25 the yard relied heavily on orders from Gas, Light and Coke Company and Burnett, Sharp and Stephenson, Clarke building a total of 11 ships for them in this period. The yard failed financially in 1925 having built 330 small vessels and maintaining a reputation for building colliers.

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Clark George Ltd., Sunderland
George Clark of Southwick Engine Works, Crown Road, Southwick, Sunderland
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