british Carrick F. & Co. - Medomsley Steamship Co. SS Langleeford [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1925
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weight (tons) 4622  grt
dimensions 112.8 x 17.1 x -- m
engine triple expansion engine
speed 10  knots
yard no. 954
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 14/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 663
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Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Carrick F. & Co. - Medomsley Steamship Co., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
captain Thompson Hugh
no. of crew 34
about the wreck
depth (m.) 160 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 27/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 19/10/2011
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Lettens Jan17/04/2011My Grandfather (Captain Hugh Thompson) who was Chief Officer of the Langleeford and Captain of the Swainby which were attacked by U boats, he survived both torpedoes.

[Posted on behalf of Claire Collins]
Allen Tony26/06/2007Landleeford was a British Cargo steamer of 4622 tons built in 1925 and owned by CARRICK & CO LTD, F. MEDOMSLEY STEAM SHIPPING CO LTD. On the 14th February 1940 when on route from BOSTON for TYNE carrying a cargo of 6800 tons of wheat she was torpedoed by U-26 and sunk. 4 crew lost from a total crew 34.
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About Builders
 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Original founders: Brothers Charles Mark and George Palmer from Jarrow, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. - - - Charles Palmer established a yard at Jarrow in 1851 and built its first iron collier 'The John Bowes' in the following year. It was the first ever sea-going screw collier and was built for shipping coal to London.
Palmers were also famed for building the first rolled armour plates for warships in 1854.

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