canadian Canadian National Steamships Ltd. SS Lady Hawkins (+1942)
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nationality canadian
purpose transport
type ocean liner
propulsion steam
date built 1928
is nickname no
weight (tons) 7988  grt
dimensions 133.3 x 18 x 8.6 m
engine 4 x Steam turbine engines, dual shaft
speed 14  knots
yard no. 939
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 19/01/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.251rank: 383
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Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead
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Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead
Canadian National Steamships Ltd., Montreal
captain Capt. H. O. Giffen
no. of crew 107
no. of passengers 213
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Lettens Jan30/11/2009S/S LADY HAWKINS

Owned by Canadian National Steamships Co. Ltd and built in 1928 by Cammell Laird & Co.; 7,988 tons; 419.5x59.1x28.2 ft. ; 14 knots; turbine engines.

On January 19th, 1942, the ocean liner Lady Hawkins (Capt. H. Griffin), was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boot U-66, between Cape Hatteras and Bermuda.

She was carrying 212 passengers and 109 crew. Three lifeboats were launched but only one, containing 71 persons, was picked up.

The steamship Coamo of the New York and Puerto Rico Line, landed the survivors at San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The number of persons killed was approximately 250, of whom 88 were crew, including Capt. Griffin.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam

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About Builders
 Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead
Charles Cammell and Co, iron and steel founders, was established in 1824. Cammell, Laird and Co. was formed in 1903 when the Laird Brothers amalgamated their company with Charles Cammell and Co. - - The Cammell Laird site at Birkenhead on Merseyside was established in 1824, and has been successfully building, repairing ships right through to present times. The shipyard is in a world famous maritime region and is recognised internationally as having been at the forefront of the British Shipbuilding Industry. - - - - - - - Cammell Laird used to have their own flag. The flag was used on ships that were in their trials. Only when approved by the buyer, she changed flags

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