british Monarch Steamship Co. Ltd. - Raeburn & Verel SS British Monarch [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1923
status
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details
weight (tons) 5661  grt
dimensions 128.2 x 16.52 x 8.8 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 269  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 236
IMO/Off. no. 146325
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 19/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Napier & Miller Ltd., Glasgow
owner
Monarch Steamship Co. Ltd. - Raeburn & Verel, Glasgow
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depth (m.) 4400 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 22/10/2007
last update Allen Tony
last update 11/09/2013
 
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[1] Jan Lettens06/02/2009
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Allen Tony19/06/2008British Monarch was a 5,661 tons Cargo Steamer built in 1923 by Napier & Miller, Old Kilpatrick, Yard No 236 for the Monarch S.S. Co. (Raeburn & Verel), Glasgow. On the 19th June 1940 she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-48 when on passage from Bougie for Glasgow with a cargo of iron ore. Lost with all hands.
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Monarch Steamship Co. Ltd. - Raeburn & Verel, Glasgow

Originating from Raeburn & Vérel Ltd. who commenced steamship operations out of Glasgow in 1880. In 1902 renamed Monarch Steamship Co. Ltd.
 
 
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