british Hugh Hogarth & Sons Ltd. (Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping) SS Baron Loudoun [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1925
weight (tons) 3164  grt
dimensions 102.44 x 14.78 x 6.83 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 225  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 783
IMO/Off. no. 148985
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 19/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Lithgows Ltd., Glasgow
engine by
Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
Hugh Hogarth & Sons Ltd. (Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping), Glasgow
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depth (m.) 4200 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 22/10/2007
last update Allen Tony
last update 05/08/2013
[1] Lettens Jan23/05/2009
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Racey Carl11/06/2009

Built by Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow for the Kelvin Shipping Co. Ltd. She was a 3164 ton triple expansion, steam tramp, with a 10 knot service speed.

On 19 June 1940 she was under the command of Master Joseph Henderson Johnson and sailing as part of Convoy HGF-34 on voyage Bona to barrow with a cargo of 5050 tons of iron ore. At 02.56 hours she was torpedoed and sunk by U-48, commanded by Hans Rudolf Rosing, west-northwest of Cape Ortegal. Three crew members were lost while the master and 29 crew members were picked up by the British sloop HMS Scarborough and landed at Liverpool.

U-48 was scuttled off Neustadt, Germany on 3 May 1945 and her commander at the time of Baron Loudoun survived the war and died, aged 99 years, on 16 December 2004.

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Allen Tony19/06/2008Baron Loudoun was a British Cargo Steamer of 3,164 tons built in 1925 by Lithgows, Port Glasgow, Yard No 783 for H Hogarth & Sons (Kelvin Shipping Co) Ardrossan. She was powered by a steam triple expansion engine of 225nhp. Engines by J. G. Kincaid. On the 19th June 1940 when on route from Bona to Barrow with a cargo fo Iron ore she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-48. 3 crew lost.
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About Owners
Hugh Hogarth & Sons Ltd. (Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping), Glasgow

H. Hogarth & Sons, shipowners since 1862. In 1980 Lyle aquired the 50% of Scottish Ship Management, owned by H. Hogarth & Sons. The ships name started with 'Baron'. They managed many shipping companies: Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping, Good Hope Shipping.
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 Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
Clark Kincaid Co. Greenock, was originaljy John G. Kincaids Co. Ltd. (Marine Engineers)
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