british Philipps, Philipps & Co. Ltd. - King Line SS King Idwal [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class WWI B-class standard cargo ship (br.)
WWI B-class standard cargo ship (br.) Balzac SS (+1941)
propulsion steam
date built 1920
is nickname no
weight (tons) 5115  grt
dimensions 125.8 x 15.8 x 8.7 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 517  n.h.p.
speed 11.5  knots
yard no. 181
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 23/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.12rank: 651
about people
Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Co.
engine by
Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Co.
last owner
[1]Philipps, Philipps & Co. Ltd. - King Line, London
SS King Idwal [+1940]
period 1923 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Ambatielos N. E., Argostoli
SS Keramies
period 1920 ~ 1923
[3]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Coronet
period 1920 ~ 1920
captain Richard Storm
no. of crew 39
about the wreck
depth (m.) 1200 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
entered by Allen Tony
entered 28/11/2007
last update Jan Lettens
last update 12/08/2011
[1] Jan Lettens13/12/2008
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Allen Tony28/11/2007King Idwal SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 5,115 tons built in 1920. She was formerly called KERAMIES in 1923. She was owned by DODD, THOMSON & CO LTD. KING LINE LTD. On the 23rd November 1940 when on route from LIVERPOOL for BALTIMORE in ballast she was torpedoed by German submarine U-123 and sunk. 12 crew lost from a total f 40.
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