british SS Creekirk [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1912
status
live live
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weight (tons) 3917  grt
dimensions 111.6 x 15.6 x 7.3 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 338  n.h.p.
speed 8.5  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 18/10/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Robert Duncan & Co, Glasgow
owner
Muir, Young SS. Co. Ltd., London
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 01/03/2008
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Allen Tony01/03/2008Creekirk SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 3,917 tons built in 1912. Built as Mariston, 1913 renamed Milcovul, 1933 renamed Hyphaestos, 1938 renamed Creekirk.

On the 18th October 1940 when on route from Wabana, Conception Bay - Sydney - Workington In Convoy SC-7 carrying a cargo of 5,900 tons of iron ore she was torpedoed by German submarine U-101 and sunk. The master, 34 crew members and one gunner were lost.
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Lettens Jan18/10/2010CONVOY SC-12 Halifax-UK 16-19th October 1940

In total, German submarines (U-48, U-101, U-46, U-123, U-99, U-100, U-38) sank nearly 80.000 tons in just 4 days time. The ships lost were:

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