british Harrison T. & J. Ltd. - Charente S.S. Co. SS Huntsman (+1939)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1921
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 8196  grt
dimensions 146.9 x 17.7 x 10.7 m
engine 3 DR geared Steam turbines
power  
speed 13  knots
yard no. 385
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 10/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Scotstoun
owner
Harrison T. & J. Ltd. - Charente S.S. Co., Liverpool
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 17/05/2008
last update Lettens Jan
last update 10/10/2011
 
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Lettens Jan10/10/2011
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Lettens Jan10/10/2011The British steamer SS HUNTSMAN was captured by the German battleship ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE in the South Atlantic on 10th October 1939 while on passage from Durban for the UK via Freetown. She was scuttled by the Germans on 17th October 1939.

Note: the position 08°30S 05°15W used by some sources is NOT her sinking position, but where she was captured. She was sunk much later 850 miles away from where she was captured.

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Harrison T. & J. Ltd. - Charente S.S. Co., Liverpool

Thomas & James Harrison was founded when George Brown died in 1853, both brothers taking over the company. In 1871 the Charente Steamship Company was established to take on the ownership of the ships with Thos. & Jas. Harrison as managers. Owned over 70 ships before WWI, of which 27 were lost during WWI. Harrisons lost 30 out of 46 ships in WWII.
 
 
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