irish British & Irish Steam Packet Co. SS Meath [+1940]
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nationality irish
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
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weight (tons) 1597  grt
dimensions 107 x 13 x -- m
material steel
engine 2 triple expansion engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 222  n.h.p.
speed 14  knots
yard no. 341
IMO/Off. no. 146429
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 16/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Ardrossan
engine by
Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
last owner
[1]British & Irish Steam Packet Co., Dublin
SS Meath [+1940]
period 1938 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 146429
prev. owners
[2]British & Irish Steam Packet Co., Dublin
SS Lady Meath
period 1929 ~ 1938
IMO/Off. no.: 146429
about the wreck
status well broken up
depth (m.) 25 max. / 17 min. (m)
position on seabed upright
protected no
war grave no
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last update 28/02/2014
[1] Lettens Jan22/04/2010
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Salvaged, so fairly broken. Some parts stand upright 8m proud of shingle and sand. Bow section intact, anchor on chain. Bridge off wreck to port with two encrusted gantries. Stern 5m proud. Slack water three hours before both low and high. Often silty, so dive just after turn.
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Wk is well broekn in 16 metres.

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Lettens Jan16/08/20101.597 ton steamer. 350ftx42ft. British and Irish Line cattle-carrier. Dublin for Birkenhead via Holyhead RN inspection control point. Cargo: Irish cattle and sheep. Sunk: 16 August 1940, by first acoustic mine dropped in shipping lanes by German bomber. Explosion during RN inspection. All 20 crew and eight drovers saved. Inspection craft HMS Manx Lad sunk in same explosion.
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About Builders
 Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
Clark Kincaid Co. Greenock, was originaljy John G. Kincaids Co. Ltd. (Marine Engineers)
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