british SS Akenside [+1939]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1917
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 2683  grt
dimensions 97.9 x 13.2 x 5.9 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft
power 295  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 204
IMO/Off. no. 140680
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 22/09/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]Connell & Grace - Quayside Shipping, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SS Akenside [+1939]
period 1928 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 140680
prev. owners
[2]Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SS Burnhope
period 1917 ~ 1928
IMO/Off. no.: 140680
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 300 max. / -- min. (m)
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protected
war grave
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 14/04/2008
last update Lockett Graham
last update 17/04/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan21/09/2009
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Lockett Graham30/12/2012On 22nd September 1939, Akenside was stopped by German U-Boat U-7 off Marsten Island, Norway & sunk by torpedo. All crew survived
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 Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Wood, Skinner and Co of Bill Quay, Newcastle-on-Tyne --- James Skinner and William Wood opened the Tyne yard with six slipways, in 1883 at Bill Quay. Both of the business partners had experience working for other well-known shipbuilders. Initially the yard built coasters and short-sea traders, largely for Scandinavian companies. In 1897 it incorporated as a limited company. In 1914 the company was listed as shipbuilders and repairers at Bill Quay. The yard also made ships for the Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd of Newcastle. The small steamer Angelus was the first of 30 colliers and short-sea traders to come from the yard. Burnett had a strong working relationship with Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd for 32 years. It only came to an end when Wood, Skinner went into liquidation in 1925. During WW1 the yards output included 12 self trimming colliers, two "Insect" class boats and six WAR 'C' and 'D' ships. Between 1921-25 the yard relied heavily on orders from Gas, Light and Coke Company and Burnett, Sharp and Stephenson, Clarke building a total of 11 ships for them in this period. The yard failed financially in 1925 having built 330 small vessels and maintaining a reputation for building colliers.

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North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
North Eastern Marine Engineering Co of South Docks, Sunderland was formed in 1860. Engine builders in Sunderland and Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1889 the company's works at Sunderland and Wallsend have supplied 100 vessels afloat with their triples fitted. In 1925 sees the Application of Superheated Steam to Marine Engines at both Wallsend and Sunderland. Also now manufacturing marine engines, turbines, marine oil engines, boilers, condensers, feed and ballast pumps, evaporators, feed-water cleaners and heaters, circulating pumps etc. In 1938 became North Eastern Marine Engineers Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland.

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