british SS Oakcrest [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5407  grt
dimensions 122.8 x 16 x 8.4 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
armament stern gun
power 512  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 387
IMO/Off. no. 171313
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 23/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.35rank: 611
about people
builder
Robert Duncan & Co, Glasgow
engine by
Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
last owner
[1]Crest Shipping Co. Ltd. (Crest Line Or Ivanovic & Co.), London
SS Oakcrest [+1940]
period 1940 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 171313
prev. owners
[2]Prekomorska Plovidba D. D.
SS Korana
period 1929 ~ 1940
captain Samuel George Dyer
complement 1
no. of crew 39
about the wreck
depth (m.) 3550 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 28/11/2007
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Allen Tony28/11/2007Oakcrest SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 5,407 tons built in 1929. She was formerly called KORANA in 1940. On the 23rd November 1940 when on route from LIVERPOOL for NEW YORK in ballast she was torpedoed by German Submarine U-123 and sunk. 35 crew lost from a total of 41.
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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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