british SS New Lambton [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1924
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 2709  grt
dimensions 93.9 x 13.6 x 6.3 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 1 boiler, 1 screw
power 193  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 301
about the loss
cause lost naval battle
other reasons torpedo
date lost 04/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.17rank: 639
about people
Austin S. P. & Son Ltd., Sunderland
engine by
North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]London Power Co., London
SS New Lambton [+1940]
period 1940 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Nisbet W. B. (Tanfield SS Co. Ltd), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
SS New Lambton
period 1924 ~ 1940
about the wreck
depth (m.) 35 max. / 32 min. (m)
war grave
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entered 06/08/2007
last update Lettens Jan
last update 11/09/2011
[1] Lettens Jan28/07/2010
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Position reported as 52°52,43N-02°08,17E

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Lettens Jan04/09/2011On the 4th of September, 1940, the following ships were attacked and torpedoed by the German Schnellboote or E-boat Flotilla, consisting of S-18, S-20, S-21 and S-54:
  • SS Nieuwland (1.075 grt sunk by S-18 Christiansen)
  • SS Joseph Swan (1.571 grt sunk by S-18 Christiansen)
  • SS Corbrook (1.729 grt sunk by S-21 Klug)
  • Fulham V (1.562 grt sunk by S-22 Grund)
  • New Lambton (2.709 grt sunk by S-21 Klug)
  • Ewell (1.350 grt not sunk by S-54 Wagner)
while in escort from Sunderland to London.
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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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North Eastern Marine Engineers Ltd., Sunderland
North Eastern Marine Engineering Co of South Docks, Sunderland was formed in 1860. Engine builders in Sunderland and Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1889 the company's works at Sunderland and Wallsend have supplied 100 vessels afloat with their triples fitted. In 1925 sees the Application of Superheated Steam to Marine Engines at both Wallsend and Sunderland. Also now manufacturing marine engines, turbines, marine oil engines, boilers, condensers, feed and ballast pumps, evaporators, feed-water cleaners and heaters, circulating pumps etc. In 1938 became North Eastern Marine Engineers Co. (1938) Ltd., Sunderland.

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