british Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co. SS Gowrie ? [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coastal cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1909
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 689  grt
dimensions 54.3 x 9.1 x 3.7 m
material steel
engine Triple expansion engine, one boiler, single screw.
power 93  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 450
IMO/Off. no. 129243
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 09/01/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby
engine by
Holmes C. D. & Co. Ltd., Hull
last owner
[1]Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co., Dundee
SS Gowrie ? [+1940]
period 1919 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 129243
prev. owners
[2]Haller Geo. R. Ltd., Hull
SS Haller (III)
period 1909 ~ 1919
IMO/Off. no.: 129243
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 54 max. / 54 min. (m)
orientation
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war grave
references
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 Tony Lofthouse, Gilbert Mayes, David Newton, Michael Thompson, Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol I : 1884 - 1914
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last update 14/01/2013
 
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Racey Carl14/01/2013On 09/01/1940 the British coaster GOWRIE (ex-HALLER) was on passage from Aberdeen towards Hull, when she foundered after an attack by enemy aircraft four miles east of Stonehaven. All crew rescued.
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About Builders
 Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby
Cochrane and Sons was owned by Andrew Cochrane who originally founded a shipyard in 1884 at Beverley, but then moved in 1898, 50 miles away from the sea by river to Selby in Yorkshire, England. Cochrane and Sons built their reputation for building trawlers and coasters for the Hull and Grimsby fishing fleets. - - - In 1965 control of the yard passed from the Cochrane family to Ross Group Ltd who then sold on to the Drypool Group Ltd in 1969. In 1976, the Selby yard was bought up by United Towing Co. Ltd of Hull. The company’s name was changed to Cochrane Shipbuilders in 1977 and built an average of four ships per year for the next 15 years, mainly tugs, trawlers, oil rig supply vessels, ferries dry-cargo coasters and coastal tankers.

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Holmes C. D. & Co. Ltd., Hull
In 1869 Charles D. Holmes was founded in Hull as marine engineering company.

In 1959 the company was privatized.

During the 1960's the company built tugs for the Humber fleet, as well as companies from further. The company were general marine engineers, boiler makers, welders, metal sprayers, and makers of marine diesel engines with 400 employees. In 1963 purchased the yard of Cook, Welton & Gemmel.

During the 1970s the yard made more tugs for the Navy, BP and the Iranian Government. The yard was acquired by the Drypool Group in 1975 and after building one further ship, went into liquidation again.

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