british Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd., Houlder Line, Empire Steam Nav, Empire Transport MV Upwey Grange [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1925
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 9130  grt
dimensions 137.5 x 19.05 x 10.76 m
material steel
engine 2 x Oil engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 1648  n.h.p.
speed 15  knots
yard no. 617
IMO/Off. no. 148703
call sign
GLSF  
GLSF
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 08/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.36rank: 612
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builder
Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan
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Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan
owner
Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd., Houlder Line, Empire Steam Nav, Empire Transport, London
captain Williams, William Ernest
complement 1
no. of crew 74
no. of passengers 11
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2700 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 11/10/2007
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 01/05/2013
 
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Allen Tony23/06/2008Upwey Grange MV was a British Cargo Motor Vessel built in 1925 by Fairfield, Govan and of 9,130 tons. On the 8th August 1940 when on route from BUENOS AIRES for LONDON carrying a cargo 5380 tons frozen meat, 51 casas of tinned meat she was torpedoed by German submarine U-37 and sunk. 36 crew men missing from a 86 men total.
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Jan Lettens28/08/2008UK hydro member
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About Owners
 
Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd., Houlder Line, Empire Steam Nav, Empire Transport, London

Houlder Brothers & Co., Ltd., 146 Leadenhall Street, London
 
About Builders
 Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan
Between the two World Wars Fairfield, Glasgow's largest shipyard, built many famous ships for customers which included Anchor Line, Donaldson Line, Canadian Pacific Line and Orient Line. A financial crisis at Fairfield in 1965 led to the formation of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders. UCS collapsed in 1971, but a determined campaign by shipyard workers ensured that the yard survived as Govan Shipbuilders. - The yard was sold in 1988 to the Norwegian company Kvaerner. Kvaerner Govan specialised in the design and build of large, sophisticated gas and chemical carriers as well as specialist, one-off vessels for a wide range of uses. Defence contractors BAE Systems acquired the yard in 1999, after Kvaerner decided to pull out of shipbuilding. As the sole remaining builder of merchant ships in Glasgow, the yard has strong hopes of future prosperity in the 21st century.

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