british Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son) SS Cormead [+1941]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1936
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 2848  grt
dimensions 96.01 x 13.53 x 6.01 m
engine 3 cyl triple exp
power 244  h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 232
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 25/12/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
owner
Cory Colliers Ltd. (Wm. Cory & Son), London
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 48 max. / 35 min. (m)
orientation 90°
protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 06/08/2007
last update Lettens Jan
last update 25/12/2010
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

52°33,49N-02°03,36E;
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Slaats Martien21/01/2007

Depth 24m; 52°33,475N-02°03,283E

Dive12518/02/2006

Another large and upright freighter in 40-45m with the stern being the highest point in about 35m – the most noticeable item being a bath tub on what must have been in the stern accommodation which is now exposed on the top of the wreck. Loads of stuff but dived a lot by a local group

Lettens Jan06/08/2007

This is not the Cormead.
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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
 Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. opened at Burntisland West Dock in 1918 as an emergency shipyard during World War 1. The yard was managed by the Ayre Brothers, Amos and Wilfrid. They built a four berth yard and this enabled them to build ships up to 450 feet in length. This hi-tech shipbuilding "factory" also included an extensive railway system to carry steel to the various parts of the yard. - - In 1918 the first three ships to be built were standard "C" types, the yard then went on to build five-hold three-island tramps and twenty four-hold engines-amidship colliers. The yard also built "Arch-deck" colliers. In the 1920s the yard built a number of large tramps and from 1921 to 1929 the yard made 12 such vessels. The orders for colliers and coasters were constant during the interwar years and this managed to keep the yard solvent. During the 1930s the yard made a number of "flat-iron" colliers and coasters. In the mid 30s the demand for "Burntisland Economies" continued, and over a dozen of these were completed from 1935 to 1939. - - During WWII the yard made three "Loch" class frigates and sixty merchant hulls, tramps and colliers. In addition a number of orders were received from he Government for tramps, merchant aircraft carriers and a coaster. The yard was also making ships for private customers. - - From 1945 to 1965 the Burntisland Yard consolidated its reputation for high quality tramps and cargo-liners by making over 50 vessels.

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