british London Midland & Scottish Railway Ltd. SS Rye [+1941]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1924
is nickname no
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weight (tons) 1048  grt
dimensions 73.2 x 10.4 x 4.6 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
armament armed merchantship
power 333  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 636
IMO/Off. no. 146345
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about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 07/03/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.24rank: 629
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William Beardmore & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
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William Beardmore & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
London Midland & Scottish Railway Ltd., London
captain Abbott W.H.
complement 2
no. of crew 22
about the wreck
status broken in two sections
depth (m.) 27 max. / 17.5 min. (m)
orientation 90°
war grave yes
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Lettens Jan11/09/2011CONVOY FN-26 ATTACKED BY E-BOATS

On 8 March 1941, while off Cromer, the British convoy FN-26 was attacked by the 3rd Flotilla of German Schnellboote (E-boats), consisting of S-101, S-28, S-27, S-29, S-31, S-61 and S-102.
The result was a complete disaster, for 6 British cargo vessels were sunk.

  • NORMAN QUEEN (14† 957 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-101 (Christiansen)
  • CORDUFF (7† 2.345 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-28 (Klug)
  • RYE (24† 1.049 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-27 (Büchting)
  • KENTON (1.047 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-31 (Meyer)
  • BOULDERPOOL (4.805 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-61 (Gernet)
  • TOGSTON (19† 1.547 tons) torpedoed and sunk by S-102 (Töniges)
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About Owners
London Midland & Scottish Railway Ltd., London

The London Midland and Scottish Railway (L.M.S.) was a British railway company formed on 1 January 1923. The company had numerous interests other than railway operations. The LMS acquired numerous docks, harbours and piers from its predecessors. These ranged in size from major ports at Barrow-in-Furness and Grangemouth through ferry harbours such as Holyhead, Heysham, Stranraer and Fleetwood to much smaller facilities including piers on the Thames and Clyde. The LMS also inherited docks at Goole.

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