british Hugh Hogarth & Sons Ltd. (Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping) SS Baron Saltoun [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1927
status
dead (not found) dead (not found)
details
weight (tons) 3404  grt
dimensions 104.27 x 14.81 x -- m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 11  knots
yard no. 508
IMO/Off. no. 160123
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 12/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 669
about people
builder
Ayrshire Dockyard Co. Ltd., Irvine (UK)
engine by
Rowan David & Co., Glasgow
owner
Hugh Hogarth & Sons Ltd. (Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping), Glasgow
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 12 max. / 1.2 min. (m)
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war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 12/06/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 05/08/2013
 
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Allen Tony12/06/2008Baron Saltoun SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 3,404 tons built in 1927 by Ayrshire Dockyard, Irvine, Yard No 508 for Iberia Shipping Co. (H Hogarth & Sons), Ardrossan. Engines by David Rowan & Co. On the 12th June 1940 she struck a mine in the Outer Roads at Cherbourg when on passage from Hull for Bordeaux with a cargo of coal.
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About Owners
 
Hugh Hogarth & Sons Ltd. (Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping), Glasgow

H. Hogarth & Sons, shipowners since 1862. In 1980 Lyle aquired the 50% of Scottish Ship Management, owned by H. Hogarth & Sons. The ships name started with 'Baron'. They managed many shipping companies: Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping, Good Hope Shipping.
 
About Builders
 Ayrshire Dockyard Co. Ltd., Irvine (UK)
The company was formed in 1888. When Mackie and Thomson sold their old Govan yard to Harland and Wolff in 1912, part of the deal was that a four ship contract would be given to them to build four ships at their new six berth yard, based at Irvine on the coast of Scotland. -- During the First World War the yard built fleet tugs for the Admiralty along with merchant ships, Indian coastal passenger steamers and three standard "B" types were completed. The main customers of the yard were Clan Line Steamers and from 1919 to 1928, they built 25 ships. -- In 1928 the yard was bought by Lithgows. A couple of tramps were completed, and work started on a couple of others, but production came to a halt when the Depression hit the shipbuilding industry badly. -- No shipbuilding happened in 1933 and manufacturing only really picked up from 1936 onwards. However, soon after, the yard was purchased by National Shipbuilders Security. The yard's main function became that of a ship repairer which it continued doing throughout the 40s and 50s.

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