british British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN SS Hatarana (+1942)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1917
weight (tons) 7522  grt
dimensions 135.6 x 17.7 x -- m
material steel
engine 2 triple expansion engines
speed 14  knots
yard no. 390
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
other reasons torpedo
date lost 18/08/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Kawasaki Dockyard Co. Ltd., Kobe
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[1]British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN, London
SS Hatarana (+1942)
period 1919 ~ 1942
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[2]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Sailor
period 1917 ~ 1919
captain Percival Arthur Clifton James
no. of crew 108
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entered 18/08/2011
last update Allen Tony
last update 20/08/2011
Lettens Jan18/08/2011
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Lettens Jan18/08/2011On August 18th, 1942, the German submarine U-214 (Günther Reeder) fired four torpedoes at convoy SL-118. Two torpedoes hit and sank S/S Balingkar and the other two damaged HMS Cheshire (F-18) and S/S Hatarana. Hatarana, a total loss, was subsequently sunk by gunfire from her escort HMS Pentstemon.
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British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN, London

Registered in 1856 as the Calcutta & Burmah Steam Navigation Co. and in 1862 became British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. In 1886 B.I. took control of the Australian S.N. Co. and their coastal services out of Brisbane. This became Australasian United S.N. Co. Apcar & Co., Calcutta with their fleet of five ships was taken over in 1912 and the five ships and the Australian company of Archibald Currie was absorbed in 1913. B.I. and P & O Steam Navigation Co. merged in 1914 but each kept their separate identities until 1971 when all ships came under the parent P&O company.

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