british Gibson Geo. - George Gibson & Co. Ltd. SS Woodstock [+1941]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1913
live live
weight (tons) 958  grt
dimensions 210 x 33.2 x 14.1 m
material steel
engine Steam triple expansion by Ramage and Ferguson Ltd. Leith, one single boiler, single screw
armament armed merchantship, gun on the stern
power 97  n.h.p.
yard no. 234
IMO/Off. no. 135091
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 15/02/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Ramage & Ferguson Ltd., Leith
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Ramage & Ferguson Ltd., Leith
last owner
[1]Gibson Geo. - George Gibson & Co. Ltd., Leith
SS Woodstock [+1941]
period 1940 ~ 1941
IMO/Off. no.: 135091
prev. owners
[2]Ch. Vairson & Co Ltd, London
SS Dover Abbey
period 1937 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 135091
[3]Anglo-Algerian Steamship Co. (1896) Ltd. (F.C.Strick & Co. Ltd.), Swansea
SS Briardale
period 1937 ~ 1937
IMO/Off. no.: 135091
[4]Ch. Vairson & Co Ltd, London
SS Santa Maria
period 1936 ~ 1937
IMO/Off. no.: 135091
[5]Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith
SS Wendy
period 1915 ~ 1936
IMO/Off. no.: 135091
[6]Turnbill, George V. & Co Ltd, Leith
SS Wendy
period 1913 ~ 1915
IMO/Off. no.: 135091
about the wreck
status broken in two sections
depth (m.) 48 max. / 43 min. (m)
orientation 159°
position on seabed upright
visibility average
current normal
sea bed hard ground
protected no
war grave no
 Racey Carl, A Century of Steamship Losses
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Racey Carl14/04/2009Built for George V. Turnbill and Co. Ltd., Leith as the WENDY; Yard No 234; Launch Date 06/03/1913; In July 1915 she was sold to Chr. Salvensen & Co Ltd., Leith. She remained in this ownership until November 1935 when she was sold again to Ch. Vairson & Co. Ltd., London; In 1936 she was renamed SANTA MARIA and was sold again four months later to the Anglo - Iberian S.S. Co. Ltd., London, who promptly renamed her to BRIARDALE.

In February 1937 they had obviously grown tired of this name as she became the DOVER ABBEY. She kept this name until April 1940 when she was sold to George Gibson and Co. and took on her final name of WOODSTOCK. In October 1940 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty as a collier on coastal and short sea service. The WOODSTOCK foundered and was lost following a collision with the s.s. ANDRE - THOME; Vessel suffered a massive tear below the waterline; The s.s. PARIS sank the same day after a collision with the WOODSTOCK in Robin Hood´s Bay; Also that day, the s.s. MARGUERITE sank following a collision with the s.s. ROBERT off Flamborough Head .
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Racey Carl14/04/2009The WOODSTOCK was on passage from Tyne to London with a cargor of coal. The vessel foundered and was lost following a collision with the British (ex French) steamer ANDRE THOME (2012 g.t. / built 1921) off Robin Hood’s Bay. The WOODSTOCK suffered from a massive tear below the waterline and as the vessels pulled apart, the WOODSTOCK began to settle in the water, sinking within a few minutes.
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About Builders
 Ramage & Ferguson Ltd., Leith
Makes iron ships and 1st launch is in 1878. 1880 > Capacities growing and began with steel vessels. 1910 > Top of production, size and variety. 1920> Over equippement facing demand. 1933 > Closed. The yard is then bought up by the shipbuilder Henry Robb

Lance son premier navire en 1878 et produit en fer. 1880> Aggrandissement des capacités et production en acier. 1900 > période d'apogée en nombre, taille et variété. 1920 > Suréquipement par rapport aux commandes. 1933: Fin de l'enterprise. Le chantier est racheté ensuite par le constructeur Henry Robb

Lanza su primero buque en 1878 y los construye de hierro. 1880 > Crecimiento y inicio de la producción de buques de acero. 1910 > Cumbre de la producción, tamaño y variedad. 1920 > Excesso de oferta. 1933: Cierre de la empresa, A continuación, el constructor Henry Robb compra el astillero.

Lança o suu primero navio em 1878 y os constroi de ferro. 1880 > Crecimento y inicio da produção de navios de aço. 1910 > Pique da produção, tamanho e variedade. 1920 > Excesso de oferta. 1933: Fechamento. Depois o estaleiro é comprado pelo construtor Henry Robb

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