british Tankers Ltd. MV Scottish Maiden [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1921
is nickname no
status
live live
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weight (tons) 6993  grt
dimensions 134.7 x 17.4 x 10.1 m
material steel
engine 2 x Oil engines (12 cylinders) , dual shaft
power 446  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 581
call sign
GFQW  
GFQW
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 05/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.16rank: 640
about people
builder
Vickers-Armstrong Ltd., Barrow-In-Furness
engine by
Werkspoor N. V., Amsterdam
owner
Tankers Ltd., London
captain Gibson, John William Albert
no. of crew 44
about the wreck
depth (m.) 8858 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected no
war grave no
updates
entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 16/03/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 27/06/2012
 
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Lettens Jan05/11/2009SCOTTISH MAIDEN

Owned by Tankers Ltd. and built in 1921 by Vickers Ltd.; 6.993 tons; 425.3x57x33.2 ft. ; 446 n.h.p.; 10 knots; oil engines.

On November 5th, 1940, the British tanker Scottish Maiden M/V was in convoy HX-83, when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99, 225 miles west by south of Bloody Foreland.

Sixteen men were killed. The master (John William Albert Gibson) and 27 crew members were picked up by HMS Beagle.
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Lettens Jan17/07/2009One of the most succesfull U-boats of all time, U-99, Fregattenkapitän Otto Kretschmer, sank in one attack the two auxiliary cruisers Laurentic and Patroclus and the cargo steamer Casanare.

It was the distress call of Casanare that made the Laurentic and Patroclus change course and steam towards Casanare to assist, that actually lead to the sinking of both cruisers as well.

U-99 also sunk Scottish Maiden, a tanker of 6.993 tons.

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 Vickers-Armstrong Ltd., Barrow-In-Furness
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