british Hugh Hogarth & Sons Ltd. (Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping) SS Baron Blythswood [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
weight (tons) 3668  grt
dimensions 106.7 x 15.2 x 7 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 249  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 833
IMO/Off. no. 161807
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 21/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.34rank: 613
about people
Lithgows Ltd., Glasgow
engine by
Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
Hugh Hogarth & Sons Ltd. (Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping), Glasgow
captain Davies J. M.
no. of crew 34
about the wreck
depth (m.) 1900 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
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entered 29/02/2008
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last update 05/08/2013
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Allen Tony29/02/2008Baron Blythswood SS was a Broitish Cargo Steamer of 3,668 tons built in 1929. On the 21st September 1940 when on route from Wabana, Conception Bay - Halifax - Port Talbot in Convoy HX-72 and carrying a cargo of iron ore she was torpedoed by German submarine U-99 and sunk south of Iceland. The master and 33 crew members were lost.
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About Owners
Hugh Hogarth & Sons Ltd. (Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping), Glasgow

H. Hogarth & Sons, shipowners since 1862. In 1980 Lyle aquired the 50% of Scottish Ship Management, owned by H. Hogarth & Sons. The ships name started with 'Baron'. They managed many shipping companies: Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping, Good Hope Shipping.
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 Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
Clark Kincaid Co. Greenock, was originaljy John G. Kincaids Co. Ltd. (Marine Engineers)
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