british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Corheath [+1941]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1936
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1096  grt
dimensions 65.5 x 10.4 x 4 m
material steel
engine triple expansion, two single boilers, single screw
power 131  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 341
IMO/Off. no. 165356
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 24/01/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.3rank: 664
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.) 5 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected no
war grave no
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entered 27/08/2008
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Lettens Jan24/01/2011On January 24th, 1941, the British cargo steamer S/S Corheath (1.096 grt), owned by Cory Colliers was en route from Portsmouth to Blyth in ballast, when she was mined and sunk. 3 crew were lost.
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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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