british Houston Line Ltd. - R. P. Houston & Co. - British & South American Steam Navigation Co. SS Clan Ross (+1942)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1914
status
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weight (tons) 5971  grt
dimensions 131.1 x 16.6 x 9 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 413  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 959
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 02/04/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.11rank: 652
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
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Houston Line Ltd. - R. P. Houston & Co. - British & South American Steam Navigation Co., Liverpool
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Vleggeert Nico22/06/2009On a voyage from Liverpool to Cochin, the British steamship Clan Ross was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-6 and sank in the Arabian Sea, 300 miles SW of Bombay. Eleven of her crew were lost.
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Houston Line Ltd. - R. P. Houston & Co. - British & South American Steam Navigation Co., Liverpool

Founded in 1880, Liverpool as R. P. Houston & Co. Cargo and passenger services between Argentina and UK. In 1898 a subsidiary, British & South American Steam Navigation Co. Sold to the Clan Line in 1918 and renamed Houston Line in 1932. In 1956, Houston Line and others, merged to form the British & Commonwealth Shipping Company. The company disappeared by 1970.


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 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.


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