british SS Gothic [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1919
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 2444  grt
dimensions 80.8 x 12.5 x 8.1 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 2 boilers, 1 screw
power 229  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 105
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 12/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.12rank: 648
about people
builder
H. & C. Grayson Ltd., Garston, Liverpool
engine by
Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Middlesbrough
last owner
[1]Gothic Steam Ship Co., London
SS Gothic [+1940]
period 1939 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Corblet L, & Co.
SS Rigny
period 1938 ~ 1939
[3]Brown, Jenkinson & Co. Ltd.-Harlem Ss Co. Ltd., London
SS Clemenceau
period 1919 ~ 1938
[4]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Mersey
period 1919 ~ 1919
captain
no. of crew 24
about the wreck
depth (m.) 9 max. / 7.2 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
 Racey Carl, A Century of Steamship Losses
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 27/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 30/04/2012
 
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Racey Carl18/02/2011The GOTHIC survived an attack by German aircraft on 1st August 1940 when she was bombed at 310 degrees, 12 miles off Flamborough Head.

On 12/09/1940 the GOTHIC was on passage from Immingham to the Tees, with 2,820 tons of creosote, when she struck a mine and sank 130 deg 7,500 yards from Spurn Point. Two men were killed outright by the explosion whilst 10 other went missing. 12 of her 24 crew were lost.
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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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