british Harrison J. & C. Ltd. SS Harbledown (+1941)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1933
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weight (tons) 5414  grt
dimensions 135.1 x 17.13 x 7.92 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine & exhaust turbine, single shaft, 1 screw
armament armed merchant ship
power 544  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 861
IMO/Off. no. 163338
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 04/04/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.16rank: 641
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Lithgows Ltd., Glasgow
engine by
Rowan David & Co., Glasgow
Harrison J. & C. Ltd., London
captain Griffith Jones
complement 2
no. of crew 37
no. of passengers 1
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Allen Tony04/04/2008Harbledon SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 5,414 tons built in 1933 by Lithgows, Port Glasgow for J & C Harrison, London. She was powered by triple expansion 3cy with exhaust turbine driving steam compressor 544nhp built by David Rowan & Co Ltd, Glasgow. On the 4th April 1941 she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-94 S of Iceland whilst carrying a cargo of wheat. Out of 41 on board, 16 perished.
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Allen Tony03/03/2008Harbledown SS was a British Cargo Steamer built in 1933 and of 5,414 tons. She was owned by HARRISON LTD, J & C. NATIONAL STEAMSHIP CO LTD. On the 4th April 1941 when on route from PORTLAND.ME for LONDON in Convoy SC-26 dispersed carrying a cargo of 94,157 bushels of wheat when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-94 and sunk SSW of Iceland. 16 crew lost from a total crew of 39.
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