british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Corhaven [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1933
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 991  grt
dimensions 63.4 x 10.4 x 3.87 m
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 118  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 328
IMO/Off. no. 163384
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 25/07/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
owner
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 28 max. / 19.5 min. (m)
orientation 50°
protected
war grave
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Lettens Jan26/07/2011DOVER STRAITS ATTACK July 25th, 1940

Waves of 20-40 German aircraft attack shipping and naval bases around Dover. Ju87s and motor torpedo boats attack 21 merchant vessels in Convoy CW8 in the Dover Strait, sinking steamers Corhaven, Polgrange (2 killed), Leo (6 killed), Henry Moon (1 dead) & Portslade. Germans lose 14 aircraft. RAF loses 4 Spitfires. It is said that the battle was watched by scores of people from Abbott's Cliff, Dover.
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About Owners
 
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London

Cory Colliers (William Cory & Son) Ltd. 52 Mark Lane, London. Originally in the coal trade, became tug operators. Later renamed to Cory Towage Ltd.
 
About Builders
 Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland

Peter Austin (1) (1826-1846)
Peter Austin (2) (1846-1860)
Austin & Son (1860-1874)
Austin & Hunter (1874-1879)

S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. (1879-1896)
S. P. Austin Ltd. (1896-1953)

Austin’s was famous for its pontoon, which opened in 1904. The pontoon was a platform that could be sunk below a ship, then re-floated to raise the ship out of the water.

Austin’s merged with Pickersgill’s in 1954 to become Austin and Pickersgill. The yard closed in 1956

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North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
North Eastern Marine Engineering Co of South Docks, Sunderland was formed in 1860. Engine builders in Sunderland and Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1889 the company's works at Sunderland and Wallsend have supplied 100 vessels afloat with their triples fitted. In 1925 sees the Application of Superheated Steam to Marine Engines at both Wallsend and Sunderland. Also now manufacturing marine engines, turbines, marine oil engines, boilers, condensers, feed and ballast pumps, evaporators, feed-water cleaners and heaters, circulating pumps etc. In 1938 became North Eastern Marine Engineers Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland.

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