british Blue Funnel Line - Ocean Steamship Co. - Alfred Holt & Co. SS Pyrrhus (II) [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class Lycaon class cargo ship
Lycaon class cargo ship Troilus SS (II) (+1917)
propulsion steam
date built 1914
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 7418  grt
dimensions 138.7 x 17.1 x 9.8 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
armament 1x 4" gun, 1x 12 pdr. gun
power 572  n.h.p.
speed 13.3  knots
yard no. 335
call sign
GPZT  
GPZT
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 17/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.8rank: 654
about people
builder
Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., Belfast
engine by
Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., Belfast
owner
Blue Funnel Line - Ocean Steamship Co. - Alfred Holt & Co., Liverpool
captain William Thomas Spencer
complement 5
no. of crew 81
about the wreck
depth (m.) 4600 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 10/10/2007
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 31/01/2012
 
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Allen Tony10/10/2007Pyrrhus SS was a British Steam Passenger Ship built in 1914 of 7,418 tons and owned by the Ocean Steamship Co Ltd. On the 17th February 1940 when on route from CLYDE and LIVERPOOL for MANILA carrying general cargo, 4000 tons, whiskey, golf clubs, cotton goods she was torpedoed by U-37 and sunk. 8 crew lost from a total crew of 81 and 5 naval personel.
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Blue Funnel Line - Ocean Steamship Co. - Alfred Holt & Co., Liverpool

Blue Funnel Line - Ocean steamship Co. - Alfred Holt & Co.
Important subsidiaries owned by Blue Funnel - Alfred Holt were:
- In 1892, the Nederlandsche Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Oceaan', formed in Amsterdam and East Indian Ocean SS Co. in Singapore
- In 1902, the China Mutual S. N. Co. was acquired.
 
 
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