british ?50°51'XXXN-001°18'XXXW [+1918]
report an error
       
  Details  
 
general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1349 
dimensions
engine
armament armed merchantship
power  
speed  
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 08/05/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
owner
TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation 90°
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 27/08/2008
last update Lettens Jan
last update
 
  Position  
 
Lettens Jan01/10/2009
latitudeUK hydro member
longitudeUK hydro member
AISUK hydro member
mark add position to my marks (+/-5miles)
dist. homeportdist. homeport
ref. used
 UK Hydrographic Office
position disp.
show neighbour. wrecks members only
insert new position
 
  The Wreck today  
 

Lettens Jan01/10/2009

UK hydro member
ref. used
 UK Hydrographic Office


insert wreck site info
 
  Movies  
  insert new movie  
 
  Pictures  
 
copyright: UK Hydrographic Office
 
 copyright: UK Hydrographic Office copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu   
 
insert new picture
 
  Hydrographic Service UK  
   
  History  
 
Allen Tony07/09/2007Dux SS was a 1,349grt, defensively-armed British Merchantman. On the 8th May 1918 when on route from Swansea for La Rochelle she was torpedoed by German submarine U-54 and sunk when 7 miles NW from Godrevy Light House, North Cornwall. Owned by The Shipping Controller, managed by W & C. Ezard, Goole.
ref. used: 
 His Majesty'S Stationary Office, British Merchant Shipping (Losses) WW1


insert new history
 
  Documents  
  insert new document  
About Owners
 
TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London

The position of Controller-General of Merchant Shipbuilding was created for Lord Pirrie at a time when merchant shipbuilding in the United Kingdom was in a very unsatisfactory state and a stimulus to increased production was urgently needed.

He went to the Admiralty without any staff, and, as a war measure, a large number of standard cargo steamers were built in British yards under his authority and with his active management. The standard ships, for which the original programme had been laid down by the Shipping Controller, were built for account of the State and have since been sold to the shipping industry.

Lord Pirrie on his appointment gave close attention to the speedy repairing of torpedoed ships and improved the organization.

read more
 
 
British Isles
pref. Google
 
 
WRECKS: DISABLED zoom out zoom in view full chart
chart
?50°51'XXXN-001°18'XXXW [+1918]
British Isles
More charts
Port Hamble to Bursledon The Solent and Southampton Water Anvil Point to Beachy Head North Sea - Southern Sheet British Isles British Isles Western Approaches British Isles Western Europe North Atlantic Ocean - Northern Part North Atlantic Ocean - Eastern Part The World
 
 
  Update statistics  
 
  Advertisement  
 
advertise
 
   
  search  
 
You may consider access to
search wreck
show prev. names
A-Z search
 
search chart:
chart catalogue
 
search owner/builder: