belgian SS Caritas I (+1947)
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general
nationality belgian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1903
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 2750  grt
dimensions 97.54 x 14.02 x 6.4 m
engine 3 cyl. Triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 11  knots
yard no. 133
about the loss
cause lost collision
other reasons foundered
date lost 02/01/1947  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
engine by
Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton-On-Tees
last owner
[1]S. A. De Pont Brulé, Vilvorde
SS Caritas I (+1947)
period 1945 ~ 1947
prev. owners
[2]Swiss Shipping Co. Ltd., Basel
SS Caritas I
period 1942 ~ 1945
[3]Vichy French Government
SS Frederic
period 1940 ~ 1942
[4]S. A. De Pont Brulé, Vilvorde
SS Frederic
period 1940 ~ 1940
[5]Antippas P. S., Panama
SS Takis
period 1939 ~ 1940
[6]Stephanopoulos & Andronicos, Piraeus
SS Anna
period 1938 ~ 1939
[7]Kulukundis Shipping Co.
SS Neraida
period 1930 ~ 1938
[8]Pithis & Chruissachi, Chios
SS Amazon
period 1928 ~ 1930
[9]Pithis M. M., Chios
SS Amazon
period 1922 ~ 1928
[10]Unknown
SS Scarpa
period 1920 ~ 1922
IMO/Off. no.: 115157
[11]Trechmann S.S. Co. (Trechmann Bros.), Hartlepool
SS Wilster
period 1903 ~ 1918
IMO/Off. no.: 115157
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
last update Allen Tony
last update 05/02/2014
 
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[1] Lettens Jan11/10/2008
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Patjedive07/04/2010

wrak licht op de rand van het drukke vaar water westerschelde en is te beduiken van de kant maar het is niet mogelijk een nood opsteiging te doen inverband met mogelijke scheep vaart dus plan je duik goed voor af en neem genoeg bail out mee

achter schip licht op de wal en begint op 150mtr uit de wal en begint op een diepte van 15 mtr en loopt door naar 30 meter het voorschip en ruim is afgebroken direkt voor de brug en het voor schip licht verder in de geul heb ik nog niet kunnen beduiken het is een van de mooiste wrakken van de westerschelde maar zeer moeilijk te be duiken de slaap hutten en resten van de brug staan nog recht om dat dit wrak beschermt licht achter de dijk vij diep en beschut voor nw of zw ster stormen jammer dat het zicht slecht niet meer is dan 1,5 mtr a 2 mtr is je moet geluk hebben het is verboden dit wrak te beduiken maar allus wat verboden is is meestal leuk toch wel uit kijken er ziten kreeften kooien en warrel netten op dit wrak ook liggen er zeer grote stenen op de hutten en resten brug van meer dan 200 kg dus kijk uit dat deze niet naar binnen vallen als je buddy binnen zit geen beginners wrak
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  History  
 
Claes Johnny18/10/200703-18 WILSTER Trechmann SS C° Ltd., (Trechmann Bros, mgrs) West Hartlepool Br

18-20 SCARPA Isles Steam Shipping C° Ltd., (A.M. Sutherland, mgr) Newcastle Br

18.11.1920 stranded on North Rock, Gloughey Bay, o/v Sligo-Barry in ballast. Raised 23.2.1921 and sold by underwriters to Greek owners.

22-28 AMAZON M.M. Pithis & C°, Chios Gr

28-30 AMAZON M.M. Pithis & C° & M.G. Chrussachi, Chios Gr

30-33 NERAIDA M. Kulukundis, Chios Gr

33-38 NERAIDA Petros M. Nomikos Ltd., Piraeus Gr

38-39 ANNA S J. Stephanopoulos & N.M. Andronicos, (Balkans & Near East Shipping Agency SA), Piraeus Gr...

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About Builders
 Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
IRVINE, CURRIE & Co. (1864-1866)
R. IRVINE & Co. (1866-1880)
IRVINE & Co. (1881-1898)
IRVINE'S SHIPBUILDING & DRY DOCKS Co. Ltd. (1898-1930)

Mainly repair work was carried out at this Hartlepool yard until 1870. In the early 1880s the yard started building colliers and small tramps. In 1896 Christopher Furness of Furness, Withy and Co. gained control of the yard and it was renamed Irvine's Shipbuilding and Dry Docks. During WWI the yard had a number of orders for various Furness companies. It then made three "Flower" class sloops and six motorised barges along with eight standard "C" type tramps. In 1924 the yard closed due to scarcity of orders.

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Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton-On-Tees
Blair & Co. was formed from the engine maker Fossick & Hackworth.
In 1855 George Blair was appointed manager and in the spring of 1865 he was made a partner and the company became Fossick, Blair & Co. when Hackworth retired. Fossick died in 1866 and the company became Blair & Co. Blair was responsible for the expansion of the works to specialise in marine engines.

At this time the company had 700 employees (later to rise to 2,000) and covered an area of seven and a half acres. The first compound marine engine on the Tees was built by Blair's in January 1869 and fitted to the "Glenmore" built by Backhouse & Dixon.

In 1884 the company produced its first triple expansion engine for the "Burgos" built by Richardson Duck. In 1887 the sheerlegs, which were to become a Stockton landmark for many years were errected at a cost of £2,695. These shearlegs were capable of lifting up to 100 tons and were sighted near the river to lift marine engines into newly built ships.

By 1914 almost 1,400 marine engines had been built. At least 340 for Pearse, and later Ropner, 240 for Richardson Duck and 103 for Thomas Turnbull at Whitby. A total of 75 engines were built during the First World War.

The company was taken over by Gould Steamships and Industrials in 1919.

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Claes Johnny18/10/200703-18 WILSTER Trechmann SS C° Ltd., (Trechmann Bros, mgrs) West Hartlepool Br

18-20 SCARPA Isles Steam Shipping C° Ltd., (A.M. Sutherland, mgr) Newcastle Br

18.11.1920 stranded on North Rock, Gloughey Bay, o/v Sligo-Barry in ballast. Raised 23.2.1921 and sold by underwriters to Greek owners.

22-28 AMAZON M.M. Pithis & C°, Chios Gr

28-30 AMAZON M.M. Pithis & C° & M.G. Chrussachi, Chios Gr

30-33 NERAIDA M. Kulukundis, Chios Gr

33-38 NERAIDA Petros M. Nomikos Ltd., Piraeus Gr

38-39 ANNA S J. Stephanopoulos & N.M. Andronicos, (Balkans & Near East Shipping Agency SA), Piraeus Gr

39-40 TAKIS P.S. Antippas, Panama Pa

40-42 FREDERIC S.A. de Pont Brulé, Vilvorde Be

6.1940-5.1942 detained at Casablanca by French authorities

24.5.1942 to Red Cross (Fondation pour l´organisation des transports de la Croix Rouge)

6.6.1942 to Lisbon, repaired and back in service 11.1942

42-45 CARITAS I Red Cross (Swiss Shipping C°, mgrs), Basle Su 11 voyages pour la Croix-Rouge jusqu´en 1945

6.8.1945 back to owners 45-47 CARITAS I S.A. de Pont Brulé, Vilvorde Be

10.11.1946 sauve l´équipage du chalutier espagnol MARIA DEL CONSUELO (port d´attache: Vigo) au large d´Oporto.

11.11.1946 arrive à Leixoes en remorquant le chalutier (o/v Huelva-left 8.11-Ghent, avec du minerais et quelques passagers)

1.1.1947 damaged in collision with Dutch ss JAN STEEN (7147/42) at Schoone Waardin near Flushing (river Scheldt) o/v Ghent (left 31.12)-Lisbon with machinery, superphosphates and jute yarn (51°26´32"N-03°37´54" E) during fog.

Stranded to avoid sinking but she brokes in two and sank on 2.1.1947 (Capt. Henrotay) Equipage secouru par le remorqueur hollandais BLANKENBURG (123/38) de Smit´s Internationale Sleepdienst et débarqué à Vlissingen.
 
 
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