british Coast Lines Ltd. - Powell, Bacon & Hough MV Devon Coast (+1943)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coastal cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1936
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 646  grt
dimensions 60.8 x 10.1 x 3.4 m
material steel
engine 1 x 6 cyl. 4S CSA 6cylinder, machinery aft, single shaft, 1 screw
power 224  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 362
IMO/Off. no. 164297
about the loss
cause lost fire
date lost 02/12/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Ardrossan
engine by
Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
owner
Coast Lines Ltd. - Powell, Bacon & Hough, Liverpool
captain
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depth (m.)
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protected
war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 30/05/2008
last update Racey Carl
last update 02/12/2013
 
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Lettens Jan30/01/2011BARI BOMBING DISASTER, 2 December 1943

The German air attack on Bari, Italy opened at 1925 hours 2nd December 1943, with bombers (105 Ju-88s) hitting allied merchants unloading supplies for the forces engaged in the battle for Rome.

Fire on ammunition ships John Harvey and bomb hits on John L. Motley caused massive detonations which shattered windows seven miles away. A bulk gasoline pipeline and supply were severed and the gushing fuel ignited engulfing other ships.

Seventeen merchant ships laden with nearly 35,000 tons of cargo were destroyed (5 American, 5 British, 3 Norwegian, 2 Italian, 2 Polish, with another 7 vessels heavily damaged). The port area was closed for three weeks and was only back in operation by February 1944. ...

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Allen Tony30/05/2008Devon Coast MV was a British Motor Coaster of 646 tons built in 1936 by Ardrossan Dockyard, Yard No 362 for the Coast Lines Ltd. She was powered by a oil engine 4S CSA 6cylinder, machinery aft giving 224nhp. Engines by J G Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock. On the 2nd December 1943 she was destroyed in a fire following raid on Bari Italy. Her cargo was cased gasoline. Wreck was raised after the war ( 1948?) and broken up.
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Coast Lines Ltd. - Powell, Bacon & Hough, Liverpool

The world's largest coastal liner Group including the parent Coast Lines, Belfast S.S. Co. Ltd, B + I Steam Packet Co. Ltd, Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Company, coastal tramp companies and the fleets serving the Channel Isles, Orkney + Shetlands Islands, and South African coasts. Based in Liverpool this group owned many passenger liners.
 
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 Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
Clark Kincaid Co. Greenock, was originaljy John G. Kincaids Co. Ltd. (Marine Engineers)
 
 
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Lettens Jan30/01/2011BARI BOMBING DISASTER, 2 December 1943

The German air attack on Bari, Italy opened at 1925 hours 2nd December 1943, with bombers (105 Ju-88s) hitting allied merchants unloading supplies for the forces engaged in the battle for Rome.

Fire on ammunition ships John Harvey and bomb hits on John L. Motley caused massive detonations which shattered windows seven miles away. A bulk gasoline pipeline and supply were severed and the gushing fuel ignited engulfing other ships.

Seventeen merchant ships laden with nearly 35,000 tons of cargo were destroyed (5 American, 5 British, 3 Norwegian, 2 Italian, 2 Polish, with another 7 vessels heavily damaged). The port area was closed for three weeks and was only back in operation by February 1944.

In total, 800 crew and civilians lost their lifes in the fire, explosions and poisoning by mustard gas that was on board John Harvey.

List of ships lost:

ALLIED MERCHANTS

John Harvey (US Liberty, 7177 gt)
John L. Motley (US Liberty, 7176 gt)
John Bascom (US Liberty, 7176 gt)
Joseph Wheeler (US Liberty, 7176 gt)
Samuel J. Tilden (US Liberty, 7176 gt)
Fort Athabasca (Canadian, 7132 gt)
Fort Lajoie (Canadian, 7134 gt )
Testbank (British, 5083 gt)
Lars Kruse (British, 1897 gt)
Devon Coast (British, 646 gt)
Bollsta (Norwegian, 1832 gt)
Norlom (Norwegian, 6412 gt)
Lom (Norwegian, 1268 gt)
Lwow (Polish, 1409 gt)
Puck (Polish, 1065 gt)
Frosinone (Italian, 5202 gt)
Barletta (Italian, 1975 gt)

OTHER:
Inaffondabile (Italian)
 
 
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