british Witherington & Everett SS Co. - Hill S.S. Co. Ltd. - John George Hill SS Co. SS Chevychase [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1926
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 2719  grt
dimensions 120 x 30 x 6.4 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. Triple expansion, two boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 266  h.p.
speed  
yard no. 818
IMO/Off. no. 149418
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 09/03/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
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Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
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Witherington & Everett SS Co. - Hill S.S. Co. Ltd. - John George Hill SS Co., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
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depth (m.) 22 max. / 17.2 min. (m)
orientation 100°
protected
war grave
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entered 01/07/2002
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last update 09/06/2013
 
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Witherington & Everett SS Co. - Hill S.S. Co. Ltd. - John George Hill SS Co., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Witherington & Everett SS Co. also known as John George Hill SS Co from Newcastle.
 
About Builders
 Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
Smith's Dock Company who started at High Docks, South Shields, are often referred to simply as Smith's Dock, was a British shipbuilding company that became associated with South Bank in Middlesbrough on the River Tees in Northeast England, after opening an operation there in 1907.

Smiths Dock are perhaps most famous for preparing the design of the Flower class corvette, an anti-submarine convoy escort of WWII. In 1914 listed as Marine Engineers. During WWI the yard's output was 160 small ships. In the 1920's the yard began arc-welding along with riveting. Up to 1930 the yard mainly made colliers, tramps and cargo-liners.

In 1930 the yard entered the depression with a number of orders on its books. The worst year for the yard was 1932 when it was only able to launch one motor trawler. In 1931 the Stockton yard of Smiths Dock Co Ltd was purchased by National Shipbuilders Security for closure and dismantling. In 1936 the "Flower" class corvette based on the design of the whale-catcher Southern Pride, made its debut. 19 were made by the yard and 200 by other yards.

During the 1940s the yard made a number of cargo ships, tramps, colliers and the last case-oil carrier. In 1966 the yard was sold to Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson with the yard becoming part of the Swan Hunter Group later in the same year.

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