british Harrison T. & J. Ltd. - Charente S.S. Co. SS Scholar [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1922
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 3940  grt
dimensions 111.2 x 14.3 x -- m
engine 1 triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 12  knots
yard no. 394
IMO/Off. no. 145931
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
other reasons scuttled
date lost 24/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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builder
Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Scotstoun
engine by
Dunsmuir & Jackson, Glasgow
owner
Harrison T. & J. Ltd. - Charente S.S. Co., Liverpool
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 2200 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 12/10/2007
last update Allen Tony
last update 24/09/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan17/02/2009
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Allen Tony24/09/2013Scholar SS was a British Cargo Steamer built in 1922 and of 3,940 tons. She was owned by HARRISON, THOS & JAS . CHARENTE STEAMSHIP CO LTD. On the 22nd September 1940 when on route from GALVESTON for MANCHESTER in Convoy HX-72 with a cargo of 5,484 bales of cotton. 2,023 tons steel, 54 tons arsenic, plus wood productsd, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-100 and sunk. All the crew were saved.

Taken in tow by HMS Marauder but the tow was abandoned and she was scuttled by the destroyer HMS Skate on 24th September 1940.
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Harrison T. & J. Ltd. - Charente S.S. Co., Liverpool

Thomas & James Harrison was founded when George Brown died in 1853, both brothers taking over the company. In 1871 the Charente Steamship Company was established to take on the ownership of the ships with Thos. & Jas. Harrison as managers. Owned over 70 ships before WWI, of which 27 were lost during WWI. Harrisons lost 30 out of 46 ships in WWII.
 
 
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