british SS Glen [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose utility
type barge, lighter
propulsion steam
date built 1909
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 130  grt
dimensions
material steel
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about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 22/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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depth (m.) 7 max. / 6.3 min. (m)
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entered by Jan Lettens
entered 18/04/2012
last update Jan Lettens
last update 19/04/2012
 
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Jan Lettens01/10/2009
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Jan Lettens19/04/2012The steam lighter Glen, which was carrying a cargo of ammunition, was attacked by German aircraft off Rosyth, Fife, and sank near the Royal Navy Ammunition Supply Depot at Crombie Point.

Notes:

1. from Ian Crawford: The steam lighter built in 1935 as reported by UKHO and Shipwreck Index survived the War and is not this wreck. The SS GLEN lost in the Forth was in fact built in 1909 and was a steel hulled steamlighter of 130 gt. Builder and other details not known at this stage. (references: Lloyds & Miramar).

2. from Jan Lettens: if this Glen, loaded with ammunition, would have struck a mine (British Shipwreck Index, UKHO) or would have received a direct hit from a bomber (Scot Independent), she would probably have exploded. She was most probably sunk by a near miss from the bomber, making her sink due to water leakage.
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