british Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing SS Albuera [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1921
status
live live
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weight (tons) 3477  grt
dimensions 101 x 14.8 x 7.6 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 316  n.h.p.
speed knots
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 24/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
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Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 34 max. / 24 min. (m)
orientation 40°
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war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 09/01/2005
last update Lettens Jan
last update 31/05/2009
 
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Lettens Jan05/04/2012PIT PROP

A pit prop or mine prop (British and American usage, respectively) is a length of lumber used to prop up the roofs of tunnels in coal mines.
 
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Dive12503/11/2008

There is a historical report that the Albuera due to its 4800 ton cargo of wooden pit props remained afloat and was beached at Dengemarsh, however this was also said to be the fate of the Roseburn sunk 19/06/1940

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Lettens Jan06/08/2007British tanker 3477 tons, sunk off Dungeness by German Motor Torpedo Boat S-36.

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Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith

The South Georgia Co. Ltd. was formed in 1916 where as the parent company dates from 1846 when the Norwegian brothers Christian and Theodore Salvesen set up business in Edinburgh. Involved in whaling and shipping. Stopped with shipping in 1990.
 
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 Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. opened at Burntisland West Dock in 1918 as an emergency shipyard during World War 1. The yard was managed by the Ayre Brothers, Amos and Wilfrid. They built a four berth yard and this enabled them to build ships up to 450 feet in length. This hi-tech shipbuilding "factory" also included an extensive railway system to carry steel to the various parts of the yard. - - In 1918 the first three ships to be built were standard "C" types, the yard then went on to build five-hold three-island tramps and twenty four-hold engines-amidship colliers. The yard also built "Arch-deck" colliers. In the 1920s the yard built a number of large tramps and from 1921 to 1929 the yard made 12 such vessels. The orders for colliers and coasters were constant during the interwar years and this managed to keep the yard solvent. During the 1930s the yard made a number of "flat-iron" colliers and coasters. In the mid 30s the demand for "Burntisland Economies" continued, and over a dozen of these were completed from 1935 to 1939. - - During WWII the yard made three "Loch" class frigates and sixty merchant hulls, tramps and colliers. In addition a number of orders were received from he Government for tramps, merchant aircraft carriers and a coaster. The yard was also making ships for private customers. - - From 1945 to 1965 the Burntisland Yard consolidated its reputation for high quality tramps and cargo-liners by making over 50 vessels.

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