british Rowland & Marwood Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (W.A. Headlam) SS Kildale [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1924
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 3877  grt
dimensions 110.8 x 15.7 x 6.95 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine built by Richardsons,Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Hartlepool.
power 345  n.h.p.
yard no. 206
IMO/Off. no. 137085
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 03/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 670
about people
William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Southwick (Sunderland)
Rowland & Marwood Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (W.A. Headlam), Whitby
no. of crew 37
about the wreck
depth (m.) 66 max. / 45 min. (m)
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Racey Carl24/12/2011On 23 February 1940 the steamer KILDALE (3877grt) was bombed and damaged by He111's of German KG26 (X Air Corps) in 53-47N, 00-34E. Destroyer JACKAL was able to drive off further attacks, minesweeper trawler ST. DONATS (349grt) took off the crew and she was towed to the Humber by tug YORKSHIREMAN. 8 crewman died as a result of the attack.
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Racey Carl24/12/2011On the 3rd November 1940 while sailing in the coastal Convoy WN-29 for the final part of her trip the steamer KILDALE was attacked by German aircraft off the coast of Aberdeen. After being bombed and raked with machine gun fire, the ship sank in position 57’ 45N - 01’ 45W killing one of the 37 crew on board
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About Owners
Rowland & Marwood Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (W.A. Headlam), Whitby

Rowland & Marwoods Steam Ship Co. created in 1890, Whitby. From 1914 W. A. Headlam became the driving force of the company.
About Builders
 William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Southwick (Sunderland)
William Pickersgill started building ships in 1838 with Messrs Miller, Rawson and Watson. The firm split in 1845 and Pickersgill opened a yard at Southwick. During World War II, Pickersgill’s took over the neighbouring Priestman yard. The company merged with Austin’s in 1954 and the Southwick yard was redeveloped at a cost of £3 million. The yard closed in 1988.

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