british Brocklebank T. & J. Ltd. - Thomas & John SS Makalla ? [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1918
is nickname no
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 6677  grt
dimensions 140.8 x 17.7 x 9.4 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 701  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 331
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 23/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.12rank: 650
about people
builder
Robert Duncan & Co, Glasgow
owner
Brocklebank T. & J. Ltd. - Thomas & John, Liverpool
captain Bain A.S.
no. of crew 84
about the wreck
depth (m.) 49 max. / 45 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1] Jordan, Roger, The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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entered 27/08/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 31/03/2011
 
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Vleggeert Nico31/03/2011The British SS Makalla, on passage London to Durban, was bombed by German HE-115 aircraft and sank in the Pentland Firth.
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About Owners
 
Brocklebank T. & J. Ltd. - Thomas & John, Liverpool

Founded in 1801 in Whitehaven

In 1819, the company moved to Liverpool.

After WWII, the company had only eleven ships.

In 1968, Brocklebank pooled its ships with Cunard in the company Cunard-Brocklebank Ltd.

Stopped existing in 1983.
 
 
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