british Andrew Weir & Co., Bank Line, Inver Transport & Trading, Inver Tankers, British-Mexican Petroleum,Compagnie Venture, Lago Shipping SS Desabla [+1915]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1913
status
dead (not found) dead (not found)
details
weight (tons) 6047  grt
dimensions 128.1 x 16.6 x 9.9 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. Triple expansion engine, three boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 536  h.p.
speed  
yard no. 461
IMO/Off. no. 133159
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 12/06/1915  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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builder
Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
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Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
owner
Andrew Weir & Co., Bank Line, Inver Transport & Trading, Inver Tankers, British-Mexican Petroleum,Compagnie Venture, Lago Shipping, Glasgow & London
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 50 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered 27/08/2008
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Lettens Jan19/08/2010Desabla, built by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co., Ltd., Newcastle in 1913 and owned at the time of her loss by Bank Line, Ltd. (A. Weir & Co.), Glasgow, was a British tanker of 6047 tons.

On June 12th, 1915, Desabla, on a voyage from Port Arthur, was sunk by the German submarine U-17 (Hans Walther), 15 miles east of Tod Head, near Aberdeen. There were no casualties. She was outward bound for Port Arthur for the UK with a cargo of linseed oil.

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About Owners
 
Andrew Weir & Co., Bank Line, Inver Transport & Trading, Inver Tankers, British-Mexican Petroleum,Compagnie Venture, Lago Shipping, Glasgow & London

Andrew Weir entered the ship owning business in 1885 in Glasgow when he purchased the barque SV Willowbank and eventually controlled one of the largest fleets of sailing ships under the British flag. In 1896 the company purchased their first steamship, but it was 1912 before the last sailing ship was sold. In 1905 the company was registered as Bank Line and the head office was moved to London, although the ships continued to be registered in Glasgow.

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 Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd. - R & W Hawthorn, Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
Extracted from "Jane's Fighting Ships for 1919"

Hawthorn Leslie.

R. & W. HAWTHORN, LESLIE & CO., LTD. (HEBBURN YARD, HEBBURN-ON-TYNE). Twelve slips up to 700 ft. long. One dock : 460 x 68 x 21 ft. on blocks. 26 ft. draught of quay at low water. Engine department of 150,000 I.H.P. per annum. Designers and builders of cruisers, destroyers and other warship types. Engine every type of war vessel. Builders of locomotives for main line service and works. Employees: 6-7,000.



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