british Manchester Liners Ltd. SS Nailsea River [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1917
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 6082  grt
dimensions 125 x 15.9 x 10 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, three boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 536  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 495
IMO/Off. no. 140541
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 15/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Henderson D. & W. & Co. Ltd., Meadowside
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Henderson D. & W. & Co. Ltd., Meadowside
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[1]Manchester Liners Ltd., Manchester
SS Nailsea River [+1940]
period 1939 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 140541
prev. owners
[2]Harrison T. & J. Ltd. - Charente S.S. Co., Liverpool
SS Actor
period 1917 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 140541
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last update 06/08/2013
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Allen Tony06/08/2008Nailsea River SS was a British Passenger/Cargo Vessel of 6,082 tons built in 1917 by D & W Henderson Ltd., Glasgow, Yard No 495 for Charente S.S Co Ltd (T & J Harrison), Liverpool as the ACTOR SS. She was powered by a steam triple expansion engine 3 cylinder giving 12 knots. Engines by Shipbuilder. In 1939 she was purchased by Nailsea S.S. Co. Ltd., Cardiff and renamed NAILSEA RIVER SS. In1940 she was purchased by Manchester Liners Ltd.

On the 15th September 1940 she was bombed and sunk by German aircraft 4 miles east of Montrose on voyage Buenos Aires to the Tyne with wheat.
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About Builders
 Henderson D. & W. & Co. Ltd., Meadowside
D & W Henderson's Meadowside Shipyard was originally developed by Tod & MacGregor. David and William Henderson, who owned a marine engineering works in Finnieston, bought the yard in 1873. The Henderson brothers were also partners in the Anchor Line, for whom they built thirty-two ships between 1876 and 1911, as well as undertaking considerable repair work. Another regular customer was the Liverpool firm of Lamport & Holt, which placed orders for nineteen ships. They also built prestigious racing yachts, including Britannia for the Prince of Wales in 1893. - Harland & Wolff bought the ordinary shares of D & W Henderson in 1917 and took over the management in 1919. The firm launched its last ship in 1935, after which it ceased trading.

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