british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Lady Cory-Wright [+1918]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1906
live live
weight (tons) 2516  grt
dimensions 94.5 x 13.4 x 6.1 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 1 screw
yard no. 237
IMO/Off. no. 123697
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
other reasons explosion
date lost 26/03/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.39rank: 608
about people
Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
captain Richardson, Daniel
no. of crew 40
about the wreck
status well broken up
depth (m.) 85 max. / 60 min. (m)
position on seabed upright
war grave
entered by Jan Lettens
entered 27/08/2008
last update Racey Carl
last update 25/08/2014
Jan Lettens09/02/2011
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Jan Lettens25/08/2014SS LADY CORY-WRIGHT, built by S. P. Austin & Son, Ltd., Sunderland in 1906 and owned at the time of her loss by Cory Colliers, Ltd., London, was a British collier-steamer of 2516 tons.

On March 26th, 1918, LADY CORY-WRIGHT (requisitioned by the Royal Navy), departed Plymouth for Malta with 370 type-D depth charges, 1000 primers B.E., 2100 torpedo detonators and 2762 mines.

While 14 miles SSW of the Lizard, LADY CORY-WRIGHT was torpedoed ty the German submarine UC-17 (Erich Stephan). A catastrophic explosion followed, killing all 40 on board, except one.
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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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