british Dalgliesh Steam Shipping - Dalgliesh R. S. - Robert Stanley Shipping SS Letchworth [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1924
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weight (tons) 1317  grt
dimensions 71.6 x 10.7 x 4.3 m
engine triple expansion engine
speed 10  knots
yard no. 235
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 01/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Dalgliesh Steam Shipping - Dalgliesh R. S. - Robert Stanley Shipping, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
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depth (m.) 16 max. / 14.1 min. (m)
orientation 67°
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Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Lettens Jan01/11/2009The British collier S/S Letchworth was built in 1924 by Wood Skinner and owned by Dalgliesh Steam Shipping Co; She measured 71.7x10.9m and was 1.317 grt;

On 1st November 1940, while on a voyage from Blyth to London with coal, she was bombed and sunk by German airplanes, at the West Oaze buoy.
Peppie30/09/2009Brits stoomschip van 1317 grt  gebouwd in 1924 bij Wood Skinner onder bouwnummer 235; L x B: 71,7 x 10,9 meter; Eigenaar: Dalgliesh & James

Onderweg met een lading steenkool van Blyth naar Londen  op1-11-1940.tot zinken gebracht door Duitse vliegtuigen bij de west Oaze boei.

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 Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Wood, Skinner and Co of Bill Quay, Newcastle-on-Tyne --- James Skinner and William Wood opened the Tyne yard with six slipways, in 1883 at Bill Quay. Both of the business partners had experience working for other well-known shipbuilders. Initially the yard built coasters and short-sea traders, largely for Scandinavian companies. In 1897 it incorporated as a limited company. In 1914 the company was listed as shipbuilders and repairers at Bill Quay. The yard also made ships for the Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd of Newcastle. The small steamer Angelus was the first of 30 colliers and short-sea traders to come from the yard. Burnett had a strong working relationship with Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd for 32 years. It only came to an end when Wood, Skinner went into liquidation in 1925. During WW1 the yards output included 12 self trimming colliers, two "Insect" class boats and six WAR 'C' and 'D' ships. Between 1921-25 the yard relied heavily on orders from Gas, Light and Coke Company and Burnett, Sharp and Stephenson, Clarke building a total of 11 ships for them in this period. The yard failed financially in 1925 having built 330 small vessels and maintaining a reputation for building colliers.

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