british Federal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. SS Cumberland [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1919
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weight (tons) 10939  grt
dimensions 162.5 x 19.5 x 11.6 m
engine 2x 3 cyl triple expansion engines & L.P. turbine, twin screws
power 1270  n.h.p.
speed 14  knots
yard no. 587
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 24/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 663
about people
Bremer Vulkan (Vegesack), Bremen
last owner
[1]Federal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London
SS Cumberland [+1940]
period 1922 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]British Government, London
SS Wendland
period 1920 ~ 1922
captain Williams E. A. J.
no. of crew 58
about the wreck
depth (m.) 58 max. / 50 min. (m)
orientation 130°
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 26/06/2007
last update Allen Tony
last update 23/11/2011
[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Broken up. Depth between 50 and 58 meters

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Allen Tony24/03/2008Cumberland SS was built by Bremer Vulcan Schiffsbau, Vagesack in 1917, she grossed 10,939 tons and measures 520x64.2x37.6 feet. Powered by 1270 nhp triple expansion engines and a low pressure turbine generating 14 knots. Owned by the Federal Steam Navigation Cpy. Formerly known as the ´´Wenderland´´. She was torpedoed by German submarine U-57 whilst carrying 9,000 tons of steel and general cargo from Liverpool to Curacao in a 32 ship convoy no OB-202.

54 Out of the crew of 58 were saved, including the Captain E A J Williams.
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O Rourke Mick24/03/2009Name Wendland
O.N 145052
Reg London 1920
1922 Renamed Cumberland
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[1] Registrar General Of Shipping, Appropriation books
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About Builders
 Bremer Vulkan (Vegesack), Bremen
Founded in 1805 in Bremen.

Built U-boats in WWI under license in the Germaniawerft in Kiel.

Built 74 VII type u-boats in WWII.

Went bankrupt in 1996.
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