british Strick Line Ltd. - Frank Clarke Strick - London & Paris S.S. Co. SS Tafna [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class Tunisia class cargo (1927)
Tunisia class cargo (1927) Guelma SS (+1941)
propulsion steam
date built 1930
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4413  grt
dimensions 116.8 x 16 x 7 m [*]
material steel [*]
engine triple expansion engine, 1 screw  [*]
power  
speed 10.5 [*]  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 24/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
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Strick Line Ltd. - Frank Clarke Strick - London & Paris S.S. Co., London
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depth (m.) 1150 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 10/10/2007
last update Lettens Jan
last update 16/11/2012


[*] means that the value was inherited from Guelma SS (+1941), the reference for Tunisia class cargo (1927).
 
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[1] Lettens Jan25/05/2009
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Lettens Jan31/07/2012On 24th October, 1939, U-37 (Kapitän zur See Werner Hartmann) sank 3 British cargo ships South-West of Gibraltar: S/S Ledbury (3.528 grt), S/S Menin Ridge (2.474 grt) and S/S Tafna (4.413 grt.).

U.S. freighter Crown City rescues the only five survivors from the 27- man crew of Menin Ridge and Ledbury's entire 33-man crew.
Allen Tony10/10/2007Tafna SS was a British Cargo Steamer built in 1930 and of 4,413 tons. On the 24th October 1939 when on route from BENISAF and GIBRALTAR for LONDON carrying 6900 tons of iron ore she was torpedoed by U-37 and sunk. 2 crew lost.
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Strick Line Ltd. - Frank Clarke Strick - London & Paris S.S. Co., London

Founded by Frank Clarke Strick from Sawnsea in 1887. In 1913, Strick's companies, La Commerciale Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. , The Anglo-Arabian and Persian Steamship Co. Ltd. and Anglo-Algerian Steam Ship Co. (1896) Ltd. and La Tunisienne Ltd. , all merged to form Strick Line Ltd. In 1919 sold and in 1923 it became part of the P&O group, still under the name Strick Line. It was taken over completely by P&O in 1972 and stopped existing in 1974.

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 Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
Readhead and Softley (1865~1872)
John Readhead & Co. (1872~1888)
Readhead & Sons (1888~1909)
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