british Henderson P. & Co. - British & Burmese S. S. Co. - Albion Line) SS Kanbe (+1943)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1941
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status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 6244  grt
dimensions 124.69 x 15.88 x 10.29 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
armament armed merchant ship
power 320  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 1357
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 09/05/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.66rank: 574
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builder
Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
engine by
Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
owner
Henderson P. & Co. - British & Burmese S. S. Co. - Albion Line), Glasgow
captain John Frederick Thomas Burke
complement 3
no. of crew 67
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references
references
[1] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
[2] ubootwaffe
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 09/05/2008
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last update 17/11/2010
 
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Allen Tony11/08/2008Kanbe SS was a British Passenger/Cargo Steamer of 6,244 tons built in 1941 by William Denny & Brothers Ltd., Dumbarton, Yard No 1357 for the British & Burmese Steam Navigation Company, Glasgow. She was powered by a steam, triple expansion engine of 320 nhp, giving 11 knots. On the 9th May 1943 she was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine U-123 whilst as a straggler in Convoy TS-38 carrying a general cargo including 3,500 tons of copper on route from Alexandria - Takoradi - Freetown for the UK .

Her master, Capt J Burke and 65 of the crew were killed.
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 Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
Very famous builder from Dumbarton, established in 1840. Closed down in 1960. The elephant is symbol for the company's strength.
 
 
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