french Soc. Nationale d´affretements - SNA - PLM - Société Nationale D´affrètements SS PLM-25 [+1940]
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nationality french
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class PLM-20 class coal cargo ship (fr.)
PLM-20 class coal cargo ship (fr.) PLM-20 SS (+1942)
propulsion steam
date built 1922
is nickname no
live live
weight (tons) 5391  grt
dimensions 121.9 x 17.1 x 8.5 m
material steel
engine quadruple expansion engine, 3 boilers, single shaft
power 532  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 627
IMO/Off. no. 5605725
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 27/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
engine by
Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
Soc. Nationale d´affretements - SNA - PLM - Société Nationale D´affrètements
about the wreck
depth (m.) 22 max. / 16.6 min. (m)
orientation 120°
war grave
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entered 01/07/2002
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last update 27/10/2011
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Lettens Jan30/07/2011On 27th February 1940, the French cargo PLM-25, on passage from the Tyne for St. Nazaire, is sunk by a mine, laid by German destroyers Bruno Heinemann and Wolfgang Zenker, off the Wash.
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 Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
This yard was bought out by Dixon and his partner Backhouse in 1862, operating as Backhouse, Dixon until bought out entirely by Raylton Dixon in 1873. There were three brothers involved in the firm Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd. Raylton, John, and Waynman

Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
Richardsons, Westgarth Co of Low Street, Sunderland were marine engineers in Hartlepool 1900 – 1982 --- Hartlepool Engine Works, Hartlepool; Commercial Street, Middlesbrough; Scotia Engine Works, Sunderland
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