french Cie. Générale Transatlantique (CGT, Cie. Générale d´Armements Maritimes) SS Vermont [+1939]
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general
nationality french
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class WWI B-class standard cargo ship (br.)
WWI B-class standard cargo ship (br.) Balzac SS (+1941)
propulsion steam
date built 1919
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5186  grt
dimensions 125.6 x 15.8 x 7.6 m
material steel [*]
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 517  nominal horsepower  [*]
speed 10  knots
yard no. 248
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 15/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 669
about people
builder
Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]Cie. Générale Transatlantique (CGT, Cie. Générale d´Armements Maritimes), Paris
SS Vermont [+1939]
period 1921 ~ 1939
prev. owners
[2]Brown, Jenkinson & Co. Ltd.-Harlem Ss Co. Ltd., London
SS Easterly
period 1919 ~ 1921
IMO/Off. no.: 143367
[3]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Coliie
period 1919 ~ 1919
IMO/Off. no.: 143367
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 4100 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 10/10/2007
last update Jan Lettens
last update 28/10/2014


[*] means that the value was inherited from Balzac SS (+1941), the reference for WWI B-class standard cargo ship (br.).
 
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[1] Jan Lettens15/10/2009
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Allen Tony10/10/2007Vermont SS was a French Cargo Steamer built in 1919 and of 5,186 tons. She was on route Le Havre for New Orleans in ballast when she was attacked by U-37 with gunfire and then scuttled. Two crew were lost.
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About Builders
 Bartram & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
The 'Bartram' shipbuilding business was started in 1837 at Hylton by George Bartram. Later he formed a partnership George Bartram & John Lister which lasted till 1854. Following the partnership dissolution, George Bartram was on his own at Hylton, trading as 'George Bartram & Sons'.

George Bartram............. 1837 to 18?? (South Hylton)
Bartram & Lister ............ 18?? to 1854 (South Hylton)
George Bartram & Sons. 1854 to 1871 (South Hylton)
Bertram, Haswell & Co... 1871 to 1894 (South Dock)
Bartram & Sons Ltd........ 1894 to 1967 (South Dock)

George Bartram opened his yard at Hylton in 1837. The business moved to South Dock in 1871, and was the only firm to launch ships directly into the North Sea. The company was taken over by Austin & Pickersgill in 1967. The yard closed in 1978.

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