british Henderson P. & Co. - British & Burmese S. S. Co. - Albion Line) SS Pegu [+1917]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1913
status
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weight (tons) 6348  grt
dimensions 134.8 x 16.8 x 8.7 m
engine triple expansion, 4 boilers, 1 screw
power 521  n.h.p.
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yard no. 974
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 08/07/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 669
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builder
Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
owner
Henderson P. & Co. - British & Burmese S. S. Co. - Albion Line), Glasgow
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 88 max. / 75 min. (m)
orientation 165°
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war grave
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Lettens Jan17/07/2011SS Pegu, built by Wm. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton in 1913 and owned at the time of her loss by British & Burmese SN. Co. Ltd. & Burmah SS. Co. Ltd. (P. Henderson & Co.), Glasgow, was a British steamer of 6348 tons.

On July 8th, 1917, Pegu, on a voyage from Rangoon to Liverpool with a cargo of beans, rice and general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine U-57 (Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg), 7 miles southeast of Galley Head. 1 person was lost.
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 Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
Very famous builder from Dumbarton, established in 1840. Closed down in 1960. The elephant is symbol for the company's strength.
 
 
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