british Robertson William & Co. - Gem Line SS Essonite [+1917]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1904
status
dead (not found) dead (not found)
details
weight (tons) 589  grt
dimensions 53 x 8.5 x 3.4 m
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 9.9  knots
yard no. 174
IMO/Off. no. 119193
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 01/02/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.10rank: 651
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builder
Scott & Sons Co. (Bowling), Bowling
owner
Robertson William & Co. - Gem Line, Glasgow
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 56 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 27/08/2008
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Lettens Jan03/09/2010SS Essonite, built by Scott & Sons, Bowling in 1904 and owned at the time of her loss by Wm. Robertson, Glasgow, was a British steamer of 589 tons.

On February 1st, 1917, Essonite, on a voyage from Carnarvon to Rochester with a cargo of stones, was sunk by the German submarine U-55 (Wilhelm Werner), 3 miles NNW of Trevose Head. 10 persons were lost.
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Allen Tony03/09/2007Essonite SS was a 589grt, Britsih Merchant steamer. On the 1st February 1917 when on route from Caernarvon for Rochester she was torpedoed by German submarine U-55 and sunk when 3 miles NNW from Trevose Head, North Cornwall, England. 10 lives lost. Owned by William Robertson, Glasgow.
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Robertson William & Co. - Gem Line, Glasgow

With up to fifty ships, the Gem Line was for many years the most important coaster fleet on the British West Coast. The fleet total was 107 steamers, 26 motor coasters, 13 sailing ships and 21 managed vessels
 
 
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