british SS Fire King II [+1939]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1925
status
live live
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weight (tons) 758  grt
dimensions 61 x 9.8 x 3.7 m
engine Triple expansion engine, two boilers
power 155  n.h.p.
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about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 10/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Duthie J. - John Duthie, Sons & Co. - Torry Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Aberdeen
owner
Gilchrist C. (Gilchrist Traders Steamships Ltd., Liverpool
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 22 max. / 25 min. (m)
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 27/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 17/11/2008
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Wk lies in 32 metres. 25 metres to top of Wk which is the deck. 32 metres to seabed. Some breakup.

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Allen Tony26/06/2007Fire King SS; Launched on the 29 October 1925 in Aberdeen, the Fire King grossed 758 tons with a length of 190ft (58m) and beam of 32ft (10m) and powered by a triple-expansion steam engine. On 10 December 1939 the Fire King was bound for Glasgow with a general cargo. Approaching the Point of Ayre on a fine, clear morning, the mail steamer Duke of Lancaster was observed ahead while on her passage from Belfast to Heysham with cargo and 180 passengers.

The ships were on a collision course, but for some reason the Duke of Lancaster failed to give way. The bows of the larger ship sliced right through the second hold of the Fire King at about 3.30pm. The Fire King sank within minutes. Ramsey lifeboat attended the collision scene with a doctor on board and the survivors were put ashore at Ramsey. In 1940 the exact position of the Fire King was located and salvaged, and the wreck was blown up so that it would not be an obstruction to shipping.
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 Duthie J. - John Duthie, Sons & Co. - Torry Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Aberdeen
John Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co. Ltd
 
 
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