british Andrew Weir & Co., Bank Line, Inver Transport & Trading, Inver Tankers, British-Mexican Petroleum,Compagnie Venture, Lago Shipping MV Invershannon [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
subtype/class Inver tanker class (br.)
Inver tanker class (br.) Inverdargle MV [+1940]
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1938
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status
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details
weight (tons) 9154  grt
dimensions 151.8 x 19.2 x 10.7 m
material steel
engine 1 x Oil engine
power 1001  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 749
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 21/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.16rank: 640
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builder
Bremer Vulkan (Vegesack), Bremen
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Bremer Vulkan (Vegesack), Bremen
owner
Andrew Weir & Co., Bank Line, Inver Transport & Trading, Inver Tankers, British-Mexican Petroleum,Compagnie Venture, Lago Shipping, Glasgow & London
captain William Richardson
no. of crew 47
about the wreck
depth (m.) 1300 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
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war grave
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[1]  uboat.net
[2] Lloyd´s of London, Lloyd's Register of Shipping
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entered 29/02/2008
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last update 19/01/2011
 
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Allen Tony29/02/2008Invershannon MV was a British Motor Tanker of 9,154 tons built in 1938. On the 21st September 1940 when on route from Curaçao - Scapa Flow in Convoy XHX-72 carrying a cargo of 13,241 tons of Admiralty Fuel Oil she was torpedoed by German submarine U-99 when 480 miles west of Bloody Foreland. The tanker was sunk by a torpedo at 11.42 hours. 16 crew members were lost. The master and 16 crew members were picked up by the British sloop HMS Flamingo (L 18) (Cdr J.H.

Huntley) and landed at Londonderry. 15 crew members were picked up by the British armed trawler HMS Fandango (T 107) (Lt G.E. Mabbott) and landed at Belfast on 29 September.
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Andrew Weir & Co., Bank Line, Inver Transport & Trading, Inver Tankers, British-Mexican Petroleum,Compagnie Venture, Lago Shipping, Glasgow & London

Andrew Weir entered the ship owning business in 1885 in Glasgow when he purchased the barque SV Willowbank and eventually controlled one of the largest fleets of sailing ships under the British flag. In 1896 the company purchased their first steamship, but it was 1912 before the last sailing ship was sold. In 1905 the company was registered as Bank Line and the head office was moved to London, although the ships continued to be registered in Glasgow.

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About Builders
 Bremer Vulkan (Vegesack), Bremen
Founded in 1805 in Bremen.

Built U-boats in WWI under license in the Germaniawerft in Kiel.

Built 74 VII type u-boats in WWII.

Went bankrupt in 1996.
 
 
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