british Ellerman-Papayanni Line Ltd. SS City of Oxford (+1942)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1926
weight (tons) 2759  grt
dimensions 102.6 x 14.1 x 6.4 m
material steel
engine 3 cyl triple expansion engine
power 306  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 15/06/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 669
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
Ellerman-Papayanni Line Ltd., Liverpool
captain Norbury Alfred
complement 6
no. of crew 36
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Allen Tony26/10/2007City of Oxford SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 2,759 tons built in 1926. On the 15th June 1942 when on route from LISBON for GARSTON carrying a cargo of 2,000 tons of ore, 300 tons of cork she was torpedoed by U-552 and sunk. 1 crew lost from a total crew of 44.
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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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