british FV Lowdock (SN14) [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion steam
date built 1917
live live
weight (tons) 276  grt
dimensions 38.3 x 7.1 x -- m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, 1 boiler, single shaft, 1 screw
yard no. 670
IMO/Off. no. 143965
about the loss
cause lost air raid
other reasons [1] foundered
[2] collision
date lost 19/03/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
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Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
last owner
[1]Shields Engine & Drydock Co. lLtd.
FV Lowdock (SN14) [+1940]
period 1934 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 143965
prev. owners
[2]Robson Trawlers Ltd., Fleetwood
FV Peter Lovett (FD398)
period 1922 ~ 1934
IMO/Off. no.: 143965
[3]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Peter Lovett (No.3509)
period 1917 ~ 1922
IMO/Off. no.: 143965
about the wreck
depth (m.) 48 max. / 47 min. (m)
war grave
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entered 27/08/2008
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last update 05/06/2013
Lettens Jan22/04/2010
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Allen Tony05/06/2013Lowdock FV (SN14) collided with trawler FV LADY PHILOMENA and sank off Tod Head on the 19th May 1940.
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About Builders
 Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
Smith's Dock Company who started at High Docks, South Shields, are often referred to simply as Smith's Dock, was a British shipbuilding company that became associated with South Bank in Middlesbrough on the River Tees in Northeast England, after opening an operation there in 1907.

Smiths Dock are perhaps most famous for preparing the design of the Flower class corvette, an anti-submarine convoy escort of WWII. In 1914 listed as Marine Engineers. During WWI the yard's output was 160 small ships. In the 1920's the yard began arc-welding along with riveting. Up to 1930 the yard mainly made colliers, tramps and cargo-liners.

In 1930 the yard entered the depression with a number of orders on its books. The worst year for the yard was 1932 when it was only able to launch one motor trawler. In 1931 the Stockton yard of Smiths Dock Co Ltd was purchased by National Shipbuilders Security for closure and dismantling. In 1936 the "Flower" class corvette based on the design of the whale-catcher Southern Pride, made its debut. 19 were made by the yard and 200 by other yards.

During the 1940s the yard made a number of cargo ships, tramps, colliers and the last case-oil carrier. In 1966 the yard was sold to Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson with the yard becoming part of the Swan Hunter Group later in the same year.

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