british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Corhampton [+1941]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1933
live live
weight (tons) 2495  grt
dimensions 89 x 13 x 5.9 m
material steel
engine Triple expansion engine by N.E.M.E. Co. Ltd. Sunderland, two single boilers, single screw, machinery aft.
armament armed merchantship
power 156  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 329
about the loss
cause lost air raid
other reasons foundered
date lost 15/11/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
no. of crew 24
about the wreck
depth (m.) 43 max. / 32 min. (m)
orientation 105°
position on seabed upright
visibility good
current normal
sea bed sand
protected no
war grave no
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Racey Carl08/10/2009Owner as Completed: Cory Colliers Ltd, London; Yard No 329; Bridge amidships; The CORHAMPTON was on passage from Hartlepool to Rochester with 3650 tons of coal when she was bombed by German aircraft whilst under tow and foundered. Also reported as surviving the bombing and been left at anchor, then having slipped cable and drifted, sinking on November 16th; Crew of 20 & 4 gunners, no lives lost. Sank 13 degrees 1 mile from 62 “E” buoy; 26 miles NE of Spurn Point.; mined 26nm N Spurn Head 15/11/1941 & sank on 16/11/1941
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About Owners
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London

Cory Colliers (William Cory & Son) Ltd. 52 Mark Lane, London. Originally in the coal trade, became tug operators. Later renamed to Cory Towage Ltd.
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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