british MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII) SS Empire Dabchick (+1942)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1919
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 6089  grt
dimensions 130.1 x 16.46 x 8.2 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engines, 2 boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 2800  i.h.p.
speed 11  knots
call sign
KIJK  
KIJK
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 03/12/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.47rank: 595
about people
builder
Atlantic Corp., Portsmouth (U. S.)
last owner
[1]MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII), London
SS Empire Dabchick (+1942)
period 1940 ~ 1942
call sign: 
KIJK
prev. owners
[2]US Maritime Commission - War Shipping Administration - WSA.), Washington D.C.
SS Kisnop
period 1936 ~ 1940
call sign: 
KIJK
[3]Us Shipping Board - United States Shipping Board - Ussb, Washington D.C.
SS Kisnop
period 1919 ~ 1936
call sign: 
KIJK
captain Philip Edward Birch
complement 11
no. of crew 36
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[1]  shipscribe.com
[2] Lloyd´s of London, Lloyd's Register of Shipping
[3]  uboat.net
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 03/11/2007
last update Gothro Phil
last update 03/12/2011
 
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Allen Tony20/11/2007Empire Dabchick SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 6,089 tons built in 1919 as the KISNOP for the US Shipping Board, Porttmouth, NH. In 1937 she was transferred to the US Maritime Commission, Portmouth, NH. In 1940 she was transferred to the MOWT and managed by Sir W Reardon Smith & Sons and renamed EMPIRE DABCHICK. In 1940 she was managed for the MOWT by J Morrison & Son. On the 3rd December 1942 when on route from LIVERPOOL & CLYDE for ST JOHN (N.B.) in ballast she was torpedoed by U-183 and sunk.

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