british Easton, Greig & Co. SS Glenfruin (+1918)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1904
status
dead (not found) dead (not found)
details
weight (tons) 3097  grt
dimensions 97.6 x 14.4 x -- m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
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yard no. 376
IMO/Off. no. 119134
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 29/01/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.32rank: 615
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builder
Rodger A. & Co., Glasgow
owner
Easton, Greig & Co., Glasgow
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 03/05/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 03/05/2014
 
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Lettens Jan29/10/2010
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remarksCalculated as '10 mile N W [315°] from UK, Holyhead'.
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Lettens Jan29/10/2010SS Glenfruin, built by A. Rodger & Co., Port Glasgow in 1904 and owned at the time of her loss by Easton, Greig & Co., Glasgow, was a British steamer of 3097 tons.

On January 29th, 1918, Glenfruin, on a voyage from Seriphos to Ardrossan with a cargo of iron ore, was sunk by the German submarine U-103 (Claus Rücker) northwest from Holyhead in the Irish Sea. Sunk with all 32 hands.
Allen Tony03/05/2008Glenfruin SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 3,097 tons built in 1904 by A Rodger & Company, Port Glasgow, Yard No 376 for Easton, Greig & Co., Glasgow.

On the 26th Janauary 1918 she was sighted in the Bay of Biscay when on passage from Seriphos for Ardrossan with a cargo of iron ore. Her loss later attributed to sinking by the German submarine UC-31
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