british Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd. MV Torinia [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1939
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 10364  grt
dimensions 160.1 x 19.5 x 11 m
material steel
engine 1 x Oil engine
power 628  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 1561
IMO/Off. no. 167312
call sign
GTGF  
GTGF
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 21/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.5rank: 658
about people
builder
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
engine by
Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
owner
Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd., London
captain Jackson, Henry
no. of crew 55
about the wreck
depth (m.) 1450 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 12/10/2007
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 09/10/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan17/02/2009
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Allen Tony29/02/2008Torinia MV was a British Motor Tanker of 10,364 tons built in 1939. On the 21st September 1940 when on route from CURACAO for CLYDE carrying a cargo of 13,815 tons admiralty fuel oil she was torpedoed by German submarine U-100 and sunk when in Convoy HX-72. 5 crew lost from a total crew of 55.
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About Builders
 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.


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Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
Extracted from "Jane's Fighting Ships for 1919"

Hawthorn Leslie.

R. & W. HAWTHORN, LESLIE & CO., LTD. (HEBBURN YARD, HEBBURN-ON-TYNE). Twelve slips up to 700 ft. long. One dock : 460 x 68 x 21 ft. on blocks. 26 ft. draught of quay at low water. Engine department of 150,000 I.H.P. per annum. Designers and builders of cruisers, destroyers and other warship types. Engine every type of war vessel. Builders of locomotives for main line service and works. Employees: 6-7,000.



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