british Gas Light & Coke Co. (Stephenson Clarke & Co) SS Torchbearer [+1939]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1929
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1267  grt
dimensions 68.6 x 11 x 4.6 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 1 boiler, 1 screw
power 156  n.h.p.
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yard no. 182
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 19/11/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 663
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builder
John Crown & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
owner
Gas Light & Coke Co. (Stephenson Clarke & Co), London
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 21 max. / 16 min. (m)
orientation 80°
protected
war grave
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entered 27/08/2008
last update Racey Carl
last update 29/01/2012
 
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Allen Tony19/11/2010Torchbearer SS was a British cargo steamer of 1,267grt that was mined when 2nm bearing 025degrees from the Shipwash LV, Harwich on the 19th November 1939.
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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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