british SS Protector [+1916]
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nationality british
purpose utility
type pilot vessel
propulsion sail and steam
date built 1907
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weight (tons) 200  grt
dimensions 33.5 x 6.7 x 3.4 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, 1 boiler, 2 masts, 1 screw
power 50  n.h.p.
yard no. 251
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 31/12/1916  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.19rank: 635
about people
Rennoldson J. P. & Sons, South Shields
Tyne Pilotage Commissioners, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
captain Reed, Thomas
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depth (m.) 20 max. / 18.6 min. (m)
orientation 150°
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Lettens Jan23/08/2011Protector, built by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields in 1907 and owned at the time of her loss by Tyne Pilotage Commission, was a British pilot boat of 200 tons.

On December 31st, 1916, Protector was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-31 (Otto von Schrader), off the North Pier, River Tyne. 19 persons were lost.

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John Swinney BONE, Charles BURN, John Hart BURN, Robert CHAMBERS, John Cawthorne CREE, William Robert FORSTER, Thomas HERON, Alexander LESLIE, William LESLIE, James Matthew MACCONNACHIE, Thomas Haw MARSHALL, James W. NICHOLSON, Robert PHILLIPS, Ralph PHILLIPS, Thomas REED (Capt.), Bertram RUMNEY, William H TINMOUTH, Matthew YOUNG, William YOUNG.
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 Rennoldson J. P. & Sons, South Shields
In 1863 J. P. Rennoldson opened a slipway for small wooden craft in South Shields, near the Lawe. In the 1870's the yard began iron shipbuilding. In 1914 listed as Ship Builders of the Slipway, Shadwell Street, South Shields. In 1916 the yard had four berths, the longest was 230 feet in length. In 1929 the yard failed financially.
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