british Hunting & Son Ltd. - Northern Petroleum Tank S.S. - Filed Tank S.S. - Hunting S.S. SS Creofield [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1928
live live
weight (tons) 838  grt
dimensions 56.4 x 9.6 x 4.3 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 2 single boilers, 1 screw
power 166  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 284
IMO/Off. no. 161078
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 02/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.17rank: 641
about people
Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., Goole
engine by
MacColl & Pollock, Sunderland
last owner
[1]Hunting & Son Ltd. - Northern Petroleum Tank S.S. - Filed Tank S.S. - Hunting S.S., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SS Creofield [+1940]
period 1936 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 161078
prev. owners
[2]Athel Line - United Molasses Co. Ltd. - British Molasses, London
SS Athelstane
period 1928 ~ 1936
IMO/Off. no.: 161078
captain Charles Fred Carlin
no. of crew 17
about the wreck
depth (m.) 35 max. / 31 min. (m)
protected no
war grave no
entered by Jan Lettens
entered 06/08/2007
last update Allen Tony
last update 19/10/2011
[1] Jan Lettens01/10/2009
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Jan Lettens06/08/2007Built 1928 by Goole SHipbuilding; (ex-Athelstane); Torpedoed by U-59 on 2nd February 1940.
Allen Tony26/06/2007Creofield was built in 1928 and was on route from LONDON 30th January 1940 for MIDDLESBROUGH carrying creosote oil in bulk. She was torpedoed by U-59. 17 crew lost.

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About Builders
 Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., Goole
The Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. was founded by the Craggs family in 1901 and was based on the Dutch River at Goole in Yorkshire, England. - - The yard had a towering reputation for building coasters, tugs and trawlers for the Hull and Grimsby fishing fleets. - - The yard's name was changed to Goole Shipbuilders in 1982, coasters, oil rig supply vessels and a coastal tanker were the last ships built under the Goole name. The yard closed on 27th April 1984.

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