british British Tanker Co. Ltd. (Bp) SS British Endeavour [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1927
weight (tons) 4580  grt
dimensions 116.1 x 15.2 x 8.5 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 422  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 1025
IMO/Off. no. 149914
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 22/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.5rank: 661
about people
Armstrong W. G. & Whitworth Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
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Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
British Tanker Co. Ltd. (Bp), London
captain Thomas Weatherhead
no. of crew 38
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2400 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 22/02/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 18/04/2013
[1] Lettens Jan06/02/2009
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Claes Johnny22/02/2008At 00.20 hours on 22 Feb, 1940, the British Endeavour (Master Thomas Weatherhead) in convoy OGF-19 was torpedoed and sunk by U-50 about 100 miles west of Vigo. Five crew members were lost. The master and 32 crew members were picked up by the British merchant Bodnant and landed at Funchal, Maderia on 26 February
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 Armstrong W. G. & Whitworth Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
The company was a major British manufacturing company of the early years of the 20th century. Armstrong Whitworth engaged in the construction of armaments, ships, locomotives, automobiles, and aircraft.

Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Originated in 1871.
1873. First compound engine built.
1874 "Engineering" added to title.
1881 New boiler making shop erected.
1897 540 ft Dry dock built.
1899 19 sets of engines built.
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