british Taylor & Sanderson S. S. Co. SS Empress [+1915]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1882
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weight (tons) 2183  grt
dimensions 88.7 x 12.2 x 6.1 m
material iron
engine 1 x 2 cyl. Compound expansion engine, two boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 204  h.p.
yard no. 125
IMO/Off. no. 85005
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 23/01/1915  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Short Brothers Ltd., Pallion (Sunderland)
Taylor & Sanderson S. S. Co., Sunderland
about the wreck
depth (m.) 16 max. / 13.3 min. (m)
orientation 25°
war grave
entered by Durrant Trevor
entered 11/03/2007
last update Racey Carl
last update 04/05/2013
[1] Jan Lettens01/10/2009
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Jan Lettens03/05/2013On January 23rd, 1915, the British iron cargo EMPRESS, built in 1882 by Short Brothers Ltd. and owned at the time of her loss by Taylor & Sanderson S. S. Co., on voyage from London to Sunderland in ballast, was wrecked on Sheringham Shoal.
Allen Tony23/01/2010Struck a wreck and sank on Sheringham Shoal on the 23rd January 1915.
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Durrant Trevor11/03/2007Previously called ?52°58 931N-01°13 488E in the wrecksite.
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About Builders
 Short Brothers Ltd., Pallion (Sunderland)
George Short started in 1850, and moved to Pallion in 1869. Short’s built more ships for local owners than any other yard. It closed in 1964 when the firm was unwilling to redevelop and build bigger ships. The yard was demolished, although Bartram’s took over the fitting out quay, which was still in use in the 1980s.
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