british Parnu [+1941]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1909
is nickname no
live live
weight (tons) 1578  grt
dimensions 74.7 x 11 x 5.7 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, 2 boilers
power 192  h.p.
yard no. 545
IMO/Off. no. 128003
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 17/04/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
engine by
Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
last owner
[1]Ministry of Shipping, London
Parnu [+1941]
period 1940 ~ 1941
IMO/Off. no.: 128003
prev. owners
[2]Orav G, Tallin
SS Parnu
period 1935 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 128003
[3]Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
SS Corness
period 1919 ~ 1935
IMO/Off. no.: 128003
[4]Rea R. & J. H. Ltd. - Reas Shipping Co. Ltd - Rea Towing Co., Liverpool
SS Westgarth
period 1909 ~ 1919
IMO/Off. no.: 128003
about the wreck
depth (m.) 111 max. / 103 min. (m)
orientation 60°
war grave
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entered 27/08/2008
last update Lockett Graham
last update 06/12/2010
Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Lockett Graham06/12/2010Sank 17th April 1941 off Tiumpan Head, Lewis after a collision the previous day with the SS FLUOR about 11 miles off Cape Wrath, on passage Barry for London with coal.
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About Builders
 Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
This yard was bought out by Dixon and his partner Backhouse in 1862, operating as Backhouse, Dixon until bought out entirely by Raylton Dixon in 1873. There were three brothers involved in the firm Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd. Raylton, John, and Waynman

Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
Richardsons, Westgarth Co of Low Street, Sunderland were marine engineers in Hartlepool 1900 – 1982 --- Hartlepool Engine Works, Hartlepool; Commercial Street, Middlesbrough; Scotia Engine Works, Sunderland
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