greek SS Garoufalia [+1939]
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general
nationality greek
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1914
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4708  grt
dimensions 121 x 15.79 x 8.2 m
engine 1 x 3 Cyl. Triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 320 
speed knots
yard no. 538
call sign
SFRG  
SFRG
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 11/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 664
about people
builder
Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
engine by
Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
last owner
[1]Antonios G. Lemos & Sons, Chios
SS Garoufalia [+1939]
period 1938 ~ 1939
call sign: 
SFRG
prev. owners
[2]S. A. Lemos & P. A. Lemos, Chios
SS Garoufalia
period 1934 ~ 1938
IMO/Off. no.: 113
[3]Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd., Houlder Line, Empire Steam Nav, Empire Transport, London
SS Orange River
period 1914 ~ 1934
IMO/Off. no.: 135903
[4]Houlder Bros. & Co. Ltd., Houlder Line, Empire Steam Nav, Empire Transport, London
SS Grampian Range
period 1914 ~ 1914
IMO/Off. no.: 135903
captain
no. of crew 29
about the wreck
depth (m.) 452 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
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war grave
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entered 19/03/2008
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last update 01/07/2013
 
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Allen Tony19/03/2008Garoufalia SS was a Greek Cargo Steamer of 4,708 tons built in 1914 by Irvine´s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Middleton Shipyard, West Hartlepool for Antonios G. Lemos´ Sons, Chios. Built as Orange River, 1934 renamed Garoufalia. On the 11th December 1939 when on route from Oslo - Trondheim - Kirkenes in ballst she was torpedoed by German submarine U-38 and sunk inside the Norwegian territorial waters.

4 dead and 25 survivors.
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About Builders
 Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
IRVINE, CURRIE & Co. (1864-1866)
R. IRVINE & Co. (1866-1880)
IRVINE & Co. (1881-1898)
IRVINE'S SHIPBUILDING & DRY DOCKS Co. Ltd. (1898-1930)

Mainly repair work was carried out at this Hartlepool yard until 1870. In the early 1880s the yard started building colliers and small tramps. In 1896 Christopher Furness of Furness, Withy and Co. gained control of the yard and it was renamed Irvine's Shipbuilding and Dry Docks. During WWI the yard had a number of orders for various Furness companies. It then made three "Flower" class sloops and six motorised barges along with eight standard "C" type tramps. In 1924 the yard closed due to scarcity of orders.

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Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
Richardsons, Westgarth Co of Low Street, Sunderland were marine engineers in Hartlepool 1900 – 1982 --- Hartlepool Engine Works, Hartlepool; Commercial Street, Middlesbrough; Scotia Engine Works, Sunderland
 
 
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