british Moss Hutchison Ltd. (J. Moss & J. & P. Hutchison) SS Kavak [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
is nickname no
weight (tons) 2782  grt
dimensions 106 x 14.3 x 5.8 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
armament armed merchant ship
power 418  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 864
IMO/Off. no. 161114
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 02/12/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.25rank: 628
about people
Mcmillan A. & Son Ltd. - Archibald Mcmillan, Dumbarton
engine by
Rowan David & Co., Glasgow
last owner
[1]Moss Hutchison Ltd. (J. Moss & J. & P. Hutchison), London
SS Kavak [+1940]
period 1933 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 161114
prev. owners
[2]Moss Steamship Co. Ltd. - James Moss & Co., Liverpool
SS Kavak
period 1929 ~ 1933
IMO/Off. no.: 161114
captain Jackson Napier
complement 2
no. of crew 38
about the wreck
depth (m.) 1400 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
[1] Jordan, Roger, The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939
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entered 02/03/2008
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last update 02/12/2013
[1] Lettens Jan17/02/2009
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Allen Tony02/03/2008Kavak SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 2,782 tons built in 1929. On the 2nd DEcember 1940 when on route from Demerera - Halifax (21 Nov) - Newport, Monmouth in Convoy HX-90 and carrying a cargo of 1,745 tons of bauxite and 1,650 tons of pitch when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-101 and sunk about 340 miles west of Bloody Foreland. The master, 23 crew members and one gunner were lost. 15 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Viscount (D 92) (LtCdr M.S.

Townsend OBE DSC) and landed at Liverpool.
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Moss Hutchison Ltd. (J. Moss & J. & P. Hutchison), London

Moss Hutchison Ltd., London was the result of the merger between James Moss & Co Ltd. and J. & P. Hutchison & Co.(Glasgow) in 1934.
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