british SS Hillfern ? [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class WWI C5-class standard coastal cargo ship (br.)
WWI C5-class standard coastal cargo ship (br.) Catford SS [+1943]
propulsion steam
date built 1920
live live
weight (tons) 1535  grt
dimensions 73.1 x 11 x -- m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 172  nominal horsepower  [*]
speed 9.5  knots
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 03/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.8rank: 655
about people
Rennoldson Charles
last owner
[1]Angel, Son & Co, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SS Hillfern ? [+1940]
period 1937 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Bramhall Steamship Co. Ltd., London
period 1936 ~ 1936
[3]John Kelly Ltd., Belfast
period 1932 ~ 1936
[4]McNeil & Jones
SS Hillfern ?
period 1922 ~ 1932
[5]Lindley, Edward T., London
Tyne Bell
period 1921 ~ 1922
[6]Pile & Co. (The Shipping Investments Ltd.), London
Tyne Bell
period 1920 ~ 1921
[7]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Chelmer
period 1920 ~ 1920
about the wreck
depth (m.) 91 max. / 82 min. (m)
orientation 90°
war grave
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entered 27/08/2008
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last update 16/10/2012

[*] means that the value was inherited from Catford SS [+1943], the reference for WWI C5-class standard coastal cargo ship (br.).
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Lettens Jan15/08/2011The British coaster Hillfern, owned by Angel, Son & Co, Newcastle was sunk on 31 October 1940 sunk by an explosion (probably a mine), 35 miles NNW from Kinnaird Head. 8 crew were killed.
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