british Gas Light & Coke Co. (Stephenson Clarke & Co) SS Adams Beck ? [+1941]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1941
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 2816  grt
dimensions 96 x 13.7 x 6.1 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion, 2 single boilers, 1 screw, machinery aft
power 240  n.h.p.
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yard no. 235
IMO/Off. no. 168193
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 30/07/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 670
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builder
Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
engine by
Rowen D. & Co Ltd., Glasgow
owner
Gas Light & Coke Co. (Stephenson Clarke & Co), London
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 52 max. / 44 min. (m)
orientation 40°
protected no
war grave no
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entered 27/08/2008
last update Racey Carl
last update 23/01/2011
 
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Racey Carl23/01/2011On 29 July 1941, the ADAM'S BECK was on passage from the Tyne for London with a 4,181- tons cargo of of coal when was attacked and bombed by German aircraft. One of her crew was killed and the ship was so seriously damaged that the rest of the crew abandoned ship. She remained afloat until the following day, when she foundered at 12.30 a.m.
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About Owners
 
Gas Light & Coke Co. (Stephenson Clarke & Co), London

The Gas Light and Coke Company (GLCC), World’s First Public Supplier of Gas, were formed in 1812, the year of Napoleon’s great retreat from Moscow. In 1868, the GLCC received the Royal Assent to build a gas works along the side of the River Thames between the entrance of the Barking Creek and the Royal Victoria Dock.

Existed from 1812 - 1949. Not sure if the flag is correct. -- NORTH THAMES GAS BOARD from 01/05/49

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About Builders
 Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. opened at Burntisland West Dock in 1918 as an emergency shipyard during World War 1. The yard was managed by the Ayre Brothers, Amos and Wilfrid. They built a four berth yard and this enabled them to build ships up to 450 feet in length. This hi-tech shipbuilding "factory" also included an extensive railway system to carry steel to the various parts of the yard. - - In 1918 the first three ships to be built were standard "C" types, the yard then went on to build five-hold three-island tramps and twenty four-hold engines-amidship colliers. The yard also built "Arch-deck" colliers. In the 1920s the yard built a number of large tramps and from 1921 to 1929 the yard made 12 such vessels. The orders for colliers and coasters were constant during the interwar years and this managed to keep the yard solvent. During the 1930s the yard made a number of "flat-iron" colliers and coasters. In the mid 30s the demand for "Burntisland Economies" continued, and over a dozen of these were completed from 1935 to 1939. - - During WWII the yard made three "Loch" class frigates and sixty merchant hulls, tramps and colliers. In addition a number of orders were received from he Government for tramps, merchant aircraft carriers and a coaster. The yard was also making ships for private customers. - - From 1945 to 1965 the Burntisland Yard consolidated its reputation for high quality tramps and cargo-liners by making over 50 vessels.

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