british Stanhope Steamship Co. Ltd. - Jack Billmeir & Co. Ltd. SS Stanwood [+1939]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1915
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 4155  grt
dimensions 110.2 x 15.6 x -- m
engine 1 triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 10  knots
yard no. 459
IMO/Off. no. 143082
about the loss
cause lost fire
other reasons ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 10/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 669
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builder
Reiherstieg Schiffswerfte & Maschinenfabrik Ag, Hamburg
last owner
[1]Stanhope Steamship Co. Ltd. - Jack Billmeir & Co. Ltd., London
SS Stanwood [+1939]
period 1937 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 143082
prev. owners
[2]Houston Line Ltd. - R. P. Houston & Co. - British & South American Steam Navigation Co., Liverpool
SS Hesione
period 1921 ~ 1937
IMO/Off. no.: 143082
[3]British Government, London
SS Itajahy
period 1919 ~ 1921
IMO/Off. no.: 143082
[4]Hamburg-Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts Gesellschaft, Hamburg
SS Itajahy
period 1915 ~ 1921
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 14 max. / -- min. (m)
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protected
war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 26/06/2007
last update Allen Tony
last update 21/08/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Atlantic Scuba04/08/2008

The wreck is well broken and scattered. It is in a silty area so if diving keep a few feet from the bottom. The main parts lies from the north bank buoy  of the Carrick Roads heading east, depths are from 6m to 25m.
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Atlantic Scuba20/12/2007The Stanwood´s cargo of coal caught fire, she was taken out to the shallows of the Carrick Roads. They opened the sea cocks to flood her and put the fires out with the intention of refloating her once the fires were out. As she hit the bottom she toppled over and slip down the bank. The cargo was mainly recovered, the Stanwood was then dynamited as it was deemed a hazard to shipping. It is now well broken.

It is dived whenever the weather is rough at sea.
Kearney Andy09/06/2011Originally Itajahy in 1915, renamed Hesione in 1921 when taken as war reparations, then Stanwood in 1937 when bought by Stanhope SS Co. 4,125 tons. One of at least 4 ships to bear the name Hesione (others being Mamari, Harmonides and Empire Capulet). Photo uploaded of Hesione 2 which I believe to be Stanwood.
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[2]  photoship.co.uk
Allen Tony26/06/2007Vessel was 361 feet in length.
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