british Brocklebank T. & J. Ltd. - Thomas & John SS Manaar [+1939]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1917
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 7242  grt
dimensions 149.4 x 17.7 x 9.78 m
material steel
engine Steam turbines, single shaft, 1 screw
armament armed mercchant ship
power 787  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 368
IMO/Off. no. 140530
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 06/09/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.7rank: 656
about people
builder
Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Scotstoun
owner
Brocklebank T. & J. Ltd. - Thomas & John, Liverpool
captain Campbell Shaw
no. of crew 62
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2259 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered 19/03/2008
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Allen Tony19/03/2008Manaar SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 7,242 tons built in 1917 by C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow for T. & J. Brocklebank Ltd, Liverpool. On the 6th September 1939 when on route from Liverpool - Calcutta - Rangoon carrying a gemeral cargo including agricultural and government stores she was torpedoed by German submarine U-38 and sunk. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by the Du tch merchant Mars and landed at Lisbon on 8 September.

16 crew members were picked up by the Portuguese merchant Carvalho Araujo and also landed at Lisbon. 17 other crew members were rescued by the Italian merchant Castelbianco.
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Brocklebank T. & J. Ltd. - Thomas & John, Liverpool

Founded in 1801 in Whitehaven

In 1819, the company moved to Liverpool.

After WWII, the company had only eleven ships.

In 1968, Brocklebank pooled its ships with Cunard in the company Cunard-Brocklebank Ltd.

Stopped existing in 1983.
 
 
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