british Gas Light & Coke Co. (Stephenson Clarke & Co) SS Flashlight ? [+1941]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1920
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 934  grt
dimensions 66 x 9.8 x 4.1 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 1 screw, 1 boiler
power 117  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 291
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 07/03/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
engine by
Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
owner
Gas Light & Coke Co. (Stephenson Clarke & Co), London
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 20 max. / 15.9 min. (m)
orientation 40°
protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 27/08/2008
last update Racey Carl
last update 29/01/2012
 
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Racey Carl29/01/2012On 7 March 1941, the London steamer FLASHLIGHT foundered and was lost when German aircraft attacked her in position. She was on passage from Sunderland for London with a 1,150-ton cargo of coal. There is no mention of what happened to the crew but it is understood that they all survived.
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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
 Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland

Peter Austin (1) (1826-1846)
Peter Austin (2) (1846-1860)
Austin & Son (1860-1874)
Austin & Hunter (1874-1879)

S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. (1879-1896)
S. P. Austin Ltd. (1896-1953)

Austin’s was famous for its pontoon, which opened in 1904. The pontoon was a platform that could be sunk below a ship, then re-floated to raise the ship out of the water.

Austin’s merged with Pickersgill’s in 1954 to become Austin and Pickersgill. The yard closed in 1956

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Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
Richardsons, Westgarth Co of Low Street, Sunderland were marine engineers in Hartlepool 1900 – 1982 --- Hartlepool Engine Works, Hartlepool; Commercial Street, Middlesbrough; Scotia Engine Works, Sunderland
 
 
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