british Blue Funnel Line - Ocean Steamship Co. - Alfred Holt & Co. MV Deucalion (+1942)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1930
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 7740  grt
dimensions 140.2 x 18.1 x 8.9 m
material steel
engine 2 x 4SCSA oil engines by Burmeister & Wain type, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 1307  n.h.p.
speed 16  knots
yard no. 568
IMO/Off. no. 162329
about the loss
cause lost deliberate
other reasons air raid
date lost 12/08/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 669
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builder
Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
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Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
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Blue Funnel Line - Ocean Steamship Co. - Alfred Holt & Co., Liverpool
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 24/02/2008
last update Lockett Graham
last update 29/05/2013
 
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Lockett Graham04/11/201212th August 1942: She was part of Operation Pedestal to provide supplies to the island of Malta.

Bombed and severely damaged on two different occasions, she was eventually sunk by HMS BRAMHAM.
Vleggeert Nico09/11/2008Bombed and sunk in Malta convoy.
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Blue Funnel Line - Ocean Steamship Co. - Alfred Holt & Co., Liverpool

Blue Funnel Line - Ocean steamship Co. - Alfred Holt & Co.
Important subsidiaries owned by Blue Funnel - Alfred Holt were:
- In 1892, the Nederlandsche Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Oceaan', formed in Amsterdam and East Indian Ocean SS Co. in Singapore
- In 1902, the China Mutual S. N. Co. was acquired.
 
About Builders
 Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
Extracted from "Jane's Fighting Ships for 1919"

Hawthorn Leslie.

R. & W. HAWTHORN, LESLIE & CO., LTD. (HEBBURN YARD, HEBBURN-ON-TYNE). Twelve slips up to 700 ft. long. One dock : 460 x 68 x 21 ft. on blocks. 26 ft. draught of quay at low water. Engine department of 150,000 I.H.P. per annum. Designers and builders of cruisers, destroyers and other warship types. Engine every type of war vessel. Builders of locomotives for main line service and works. Employees: 6-7,000.



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