british Everard F. T. & Sons Ltd. MV Serenity [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coastal cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1937
live live
weight (tons) 487  grt
dimensions 48.2 x 8.5 x 2.9 m
material steel
engine 1 x 5 cyl. 2sk SA Diesel engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 139  n.h.p.
yard no. 201
IMO/Off. no. 165499
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about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 17/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
George Brown & Co. (Marine) Ltd., Greenock
engine by
Newbury Diesel Co. Ltd, Newbury
Everard F. T. & Sons Ltd., London
no. of crew 8
about the wreck
status in good state
depth (m.) 63 max. / 55 min. (m)
orientation 14°
position on seabed upright
visibility good
current normal
sea bed hard ground
protected no
war grave no
[2] Racey Carl, A Century of Steamship Losses
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Racey Carl20/04/2009Scarborough Evening News 12/12/1939:- SHIP’S CREW RESCUED - A Lifeboat Picks Up Survivors - While one North-East Coast lifeboat picked up the the crew of a sunken London steamer yesterday afternoon, another boat made an unsuccessful four-hour search after distress signals had been reported.

Previously at this part trawlers had been seen apparently trying to explode a mine, and there was a very loud explosion. The lifeboat failed to find any trace of either wreckage or survivors.

The other lifeboat returned with eight men on board saved from the small London steamer SERENITY, all of whom were uninjured. A call for assistance had been received after the SERENITY, a motor ship, had been sunk by a German plane about eight miles from the shore. The crew had been picked up by fishing boat. Two Nazi machines had attacked the ship with machine-gun fire and then bombs. British machines drove off the attackers, and further along the coast said that one German machine was destroyed.
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Racey Carl20/04/2009Built for F. T. Everard & Sons Ltd, London; Yard No 201; Launched 14 June 1937; Sister ship to SUAVITY mined off Hartlepool in 1940; Bombed by German aircraft 8 miles offshore, crew picked up by a fishing vessel, lifeboat assisted; Crew of 8, no lives lost.
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