british Lyle Shipping Co. - The Cape Steam Shipping Co. SS Cape Nelson [+1941]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 3807  grt
dimensions 107.4 x 15.4 x 7.6 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. Triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 389  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 828
IMO/Off. no. 145656
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 24/02/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 662
about people
builder
Lithgows Ltd., Glasgow
engine by
Rowan David & Co., Glasgow
last owner
[1]Lyle Shipping Co. - The Cape Steam Shipping Co., Glasgow
SS Cape Nelson [+1941]
period 1934 ~ 1941
IMO/Off. no.: 145656
prev. owners
[2]Pardoe Thos. & Co. - Trident Line, Newport (U. K.)
SS Knight Of St. Michael
period 1929 ~ 1934
IMO/Off. no.: 145656
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 2800 max. / -- min. (m)
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protected
war grave
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 25/02/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 26/08/2013
 
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Claes Johnny25/02/2008At 00.46 hours on 24 Feb, 1941, the Cape Nelson (Master Kenneth Malcolm Mackenzie), dispersed from convoy OB-288, was hit by a torpedo from U-95 and sank by the bow within 7 minutes southwest of Iceland. The master and three crew members were lost. 34 crew members were picked up by the British merchant Harberton and landed at Halifax on 4 March.
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