uruguayan SS Maldonado (II) (+1942)
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general
nationality uruguayan
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class WWI A-class standard cargo ship (br.)
WWI A-class standard cargo ship (br.) King Alfred SS [+1940]
propulsion steam
date built 1919
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5285  grt
dimensions 122 x 15.9 x -- m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 517  nominal horsepower  [*]
speed 11  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 02/08/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Ropner & Sons Ltd., Stockton-On-Tees
last owner
[1]Uraguay Government
SS Maldonado (II) (+1942)
period 1942 ~ 1942
prev. owners
[2]Hugo Trumpy, Genoa
SS Fausto
period 1938 ~ 1942
[3]Callinicos A. D. - Anastase Denis Callinicos, Athens
SS Nedon
period 1933 ~ 1938
[4]Woods, Tylor & Brown - Tower Steamship Co. - Woodfield Steamship Co., London
SS Heathfield
period 1921 ~ 1933
[5]Woods, Tylor & Brown - Tower Steamship Co. - Woodfield Steamship Co., London
Briarwood
period 1920 ~ 1921
[6]Constantine Joseph - Constantine Shipping Ltd., Middlesbrough
SS Briarwood
period 1919 ~ 1920
[7]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Mallow
period 1919 ~ 1919
captain Giambruno, Mario
no. of crew 49
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 17/01/2008
last update Lettens Jan
last update 04/01/2012


[*] means that the value was inherited from King Alfred SS [+1940], the reference for WWI A-class standard cargo ship (br.).
 
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Allen Tony17/01/2008Maldonaldo SS was an Uruguayan Cargo Steamer of 5,285 tons built in 1919 by Ropner & Sons, Stockton on Tees. She was launched as the British War Mallow, completed as Briarwood for J. Constantine, Middlesbrough - 1921 renamed Heathfield for Woodfield Steam Ship Co, London - 1933 renamed Greek Nedon for A. Callinocos, Greece - 1938 renamed Italian Fausto for Hugo Trumpy - seized September 1941 at Montevideo by Uruguay and renamed Maldonaldo SS.

On the 2nd August 1942 when on route from MONTEVIDEO for NEW YORK carrying a cargo of 7000 tons of tinned meat. hides, wool & fats she was torpedoed by German submarine U-510 and sunk by gunfire. Crew of 49 saved.
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Pontolillo Fernando21/08/2010Perdido en la II Guerra Mundial Carguero shelter deck LR/IMO 1142762, señal distintiva CXAK Astillero Ropner, Stockton, Reino Unido Casco n°527 Eslora Lpp 122 Manga 15,9 GT 5263 Propulsion a vapor motor triple expansion Blair & Co., 490 nhp, 1 helice velocidad 11 nudos Tripulacion 49;

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1918 Botado el 21/10 como War Mallow para The Shipping Controller, manager Stamp Mann & Co. Completado en enero de 1919

1919 Renombrado Briarwood para Joseph Constantine

1920 Mismo nombre para la Woodfield Steam Shipping Co. Ltda London...

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Allen Tony15/07/2010Maldonado SS was a Uruguayan Goverment cargo steamer of 5,263grt that was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-510 when on route from Montevideo for New York with a cargo of 700 tons of tinned meats, hides , wool and fats.
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About Builders
 Ropner & Sons Ltd., Stockton-On-Tees
In 1888 Robert Ropner purchased the four-berth yard from Pearse, lockwood & Co. The shipyard was to be run by his son William who had been learning the business with Richardson Duck across the river. By the end of 1889 the yard had built 4 steamers for his company, all in steel, namely: "Maltby" & "Aislaby" both 4,350 ton dwt., "Raisby" 3,300 tons dwt and "Thornaby" 2,600 tons dwt. The total output for the yard in 1889 was 29,000 tons. By 1895 the yard was the third largest in the country with an output of 50,000 tons of shipping. A major innovation for the yard was the building of the first "trunk deck" steamer the "Trunkby", launched on the 21st October 1896 (4,000 tons dwt). This was a revolutionary design patented by Robert Ropner Junior. The yard was to build a total of 44 trunk deck ships. The yard was extended over the years and in 1914 employed some 1,500 people. In 1919 the yard was purchased by a syndicate of London and Cardiff ship owners and re-named Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. (Stockton) Ltd. In Dec. 1922 this company went in to voluntary liquidation. Though ships continued to be built with the "Willowpool" being the last ship built in 1925, with a yard number of 549. The company went in to final liquidation on 7th June 1928.

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Pontolillo Fernando21/08/2010Perdido en la II Guerra Mundial Carguero shelter deck LR/IMO 1142762, señal distintiva CXAK Astillero Ropner, Stockton, Reino Unido Casco n°527 Eslora Lpp 122 Manga 15,9 GT 5263 Propulsion a vapor motor triple expansion Blair & Co., 490 nhp, 1 helice velocidad 11 nudos Tripulacion 49;

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1918 Botado el 21/10 como War Mallow para The Shipping Controller, manager Stamp Mann & Co. Completado en enero de 1919

1919 Renombrado Briarwood para Joseph Constantine

1920 Mismo nombre para la Woodfield Steam Shipping Co. Ltda London

1921 Renombrado Heatfield (JVRN), London mismo armador

1933 Vendido a AD Callinicos, Ithaca, Grecia, renombrado Nedon

1938 Vendido a Hugo Trumpy, Genova Italia, renombrado Fausto (ICAG)

1941 Internado en Montevideo es incautado y renombrado Montevideo por la Administracion Nacional de Puertos, ANP, Montevideo Uruguay

1942 A las 0612 del 2/8 en ruta Montevideo New York, al mando del Capitan Mario Giambruno, transportando carne enlatada, cuero y lana, es torpedeado y hundido por el submarino aleman U-510, al mando del Capitan Karl Neitzel, en posicion 28.20N 63.10W, sin victimas humanas.
El Capitan Giambruno es tomado prisionero.

Submarino

U-510 Clase IXC lanzado el 4/9/41 por Deutsche Werft AG Hamburgo. Eslora 76.7 manga 6,76 calado 4.7 alt 9,4, desplazamiento 1120 t sup 1232 t inm. Vel 18,3 nudos sup, 7,3 nudos inm. Autonolia max. 13450 m/n a 10 nudos sup 63 m/n a 4 nudos inmPotencia CV 4400 sup 1000 inm. Armas, 22 torpedos, 44 minas, cañon 105/45. Profundidad max 230 m. Tripulacion 48 Renombrado Bouan, Armada francesa en 1945, desguazado en 1960
 
 
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