british Springburn (1892~1906) Alexandre SV (U-155) (+1917)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type barque - bark
subtype/class 4ba type barque
4ba type barque Marthe (II) (+1917)
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1892
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 2671  grt
dimensions 90.22 x 13.86 x 7.79 m
material steel
rigging 4 masts (rigged in jubilee fashion, i.e. with nothing above double top and topgallant sails) Sistership to the same owner's fourmasted barque Celticburn (1892)
speed  
yard no. 373
IMO/Off. no. 98318
about the loss
cause lost charges/explosives
date lost 01/08/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Whiteinch (Glasgow)
next owners
[1]Bordes, Antoine-Dominique & Fils, Paris
SV Alexandre (U-155) (+1917)
period 1906 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 98318
last owner
[2]Shankland R. & Co. (Burn Line), London
Springburn
period 1892 ~ 1906
IMO/Off. no.: 98318
captain Captain Eugène Lebreton
no. of crew 31
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1] Stuart Cameron, clydesite.co.uk
[2]  pages14-18.mesdisc..
[3]  bruzelius.info
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entered 29/07/2010
last update Siert Ingo
last update 15/08/2012
 
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Lettens Jan29/07/2010The French barque Alexandre was on her way from La Pallice to Iquique, when she was sunk on 1st August 1917 by the German submarine U-155 (Karl Meusel), 400 miles off the Azores.

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About Builders
 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Whiteinch (Glasgow)
John Barclay became a shipbuilder and repairer in 1818 and passed on the business to his son Robert. Robert was joined in partnership in 1845 by Robert Curle and James Hamilton, when the firm became Barclay, Curle & Co.
 
 
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