british Manchester Liners Ltd. SS Manchester Regiment (+1939)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1922
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 7930  grt
dimensions 137.3 x 17.7 x 8.6 m
material steel
engine steam turbine
power 5000  i.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 18
IMO/Off. no. 146830
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 04/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.9rank: 650
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builder
Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
engine by
Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
owner
Manchester Liners Ltd., Manchester
captain Raper E.W.
no. of crew 74
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 26/04/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 06/04/2011
 
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Vleggeert Nico17/05/2008
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Allen Tony23/02/2009The steamship Manchester Regiment, Capt. E. W. Raper, with a crew of 74 was in convoy 150 miles S.W. of Cape Race on the night of December 4th, 1939. A vessel in company had just been sunk and the s.s. Oropesa, 14,072 tons, was returning to the convoy with 42 survivors when she collided with the Manchester Regiment. The latter did not sink at once and Capt. Raper, having transferred 50 of his crew to the Oropesa, continued his efforts to save her.

The sea was rough with a cross swell and the plight of the liner was serious. A lifeboat was lowered manned by 17 men, including the captain, in order that the latter might confer with his opposite number on the Oropesa, but this boat capsized, drowning seven men. This ended the attempt to save the Manchester Regiment and she sank soon afterwards .
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Lettens Jan26/04/2008Manchester Regiment; 3199 tons; Registered at Manchester, Greater Manchester, England. Registration no. 146830.

On the 4th December 1939, Manchester Regiment collided, off Lat. 44 53´ N, Long. 55 04´ W. 9 people died.
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 Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, museum.gov.ns.ca


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About Builders
 Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
The Furness Shipbuilding Co. was part of the Furness, Withy and Co. shipbuilding empire based in Hartlepool in England. It had been built as an emergency shipyard to cope with the repair requirements of World War I. The yard was a massive 90 acres in size and had eight berths and two high tower cranes. -- To start a number of ships were ordered by and manufactured for the British Government along with orders from foreign companies. In mid 1919 the Furness family resigned from the Board of Furness, Withy and Co and a management buyout happened. This meant that during the first half of the 1920s there was a constant supply of orders for Furness, Withy & Co and its subsidiaries.

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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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