british James Westoll Ltd. SS Westcove (+1940)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1912
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 2734 
dimensions 95.2 x 13.8 x -- m
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about the loss
cause lost deliberate
date lost 03/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
owner
James Westoll Ltd., Sunderland
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entered 11/03/2008
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Vleggeert Nico11/03/2008De Westcove heeft men bij Duinkerken opzettelijk laten zinken.
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About Owners
 
James Westoll Ltd., Sunderland

James Westoll Line, of Sunderland, then owned by three families, the Westoll's, the Adamson's & the Short's, with James Westoll being the managing owner. Specialised in coal freighting on the E. coast of the U.K. and also in the Black Sea grain trade.
 
About Builders
 Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland

Peter Austin (1) (1826-1846)
Peter Austin (2) (1846-1860)
Austin & Son (1860-1874)
Austin & Hunter (1874-1879)

S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. (1879-1896)
S. P. Austin Ltd. (1896-1953)

Austin’s was famous for its pontoon, which opened in 1904. The pontoon was a platform that could be sunk below a ship, then re-floated to raise the ship out of the water.

Austin’s merged with Pickersgill’s in 1954 to become Austin and Pickersgill. The yard closed in 1956

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