british Coast Lines Ltd. - Powell, Bacon & Hough SS Carmarthen Coast (? II) [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1921
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weight (tons) 961  grt
dimensions 64.7 x 10.2 x 3.8 m
material steel
engine Triple expansion engine, two boilers, single screw.
power 142  n.h.p.
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 316
IMO/Off. no. 147175
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 09/11/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 668
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Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Ardrossan
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Plenty & Son, Newbury
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[1]Coast Lines Ltd. - Powell, Bacon & Hough, Liverpool
SS Carmarthen Coast (? II) [+1939]
period 1922 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 147175
prev. owners
[2]Westfal-Larsen & Co. A/S, Bergen
SS Nova
period 1921 ~ 1921
[3]Norske Amerika Linje - Den Norske Amerikalinje - Norwegian America Line
SS Langfjord
period 1921 ~ 1921
about the wreck
depth (m.) 43 max. / 41 min. (m)
orientation 40°
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entered 23/03/2008
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last update 09/11/2013
[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Allen Tony17/07/2008Carmarthen Coast SS was a British Passger/Cargo Steam Vessel of 961 tons and built in 1921 by Ardrossan Drydock & Shipbuilding Co and laid down as the SVANFOS for Det Norske Amerikalijne Christiania but renamed LANGFJORD. In 1921 she was purchased by Bergen SS Co. and renamed NOVA. In 1922 she was purchased by Coast Lines and renamed CARMARTHEN COAST SS. On the 9th November 1939 she was mined and sunk 3 miles off Seaham when on route from METHIL for LONDON carrying 1000 tons of general cargo.

She hit a mine laid by German submarine U-24, 3 miles off East Seaham Harbour and sank. 2 crew lost.
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Coast Lines Ltd. - Powell, Bacon & Hough, Liverpool

The world's largest coastal liner Group including the parent Coast Lines, Belfast S.S. Co. Ltd, B + I Steam Packet Co. Ltd, Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Company, coastal tramp companies and the fleets serving the Channel Isles, Orkney + Shetlands Islands, and South African coasts. Based in Liverpool this group owned many passenger liners.
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