british SS Alexander Kennedy [+1945]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1932
weight (tons) 1313  grt
dimensions 69.9 x 11.1 x 4.7 m
engine 1 x 3 cyl. Triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw, 1 boiler, machinery aft.
power 143  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 171
IMO/Off. no. 162767
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 22/04/1945  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 669
about people
Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland
London Power Co., London
captain Johnson, John William
no. of crew 19
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depth (m.) 64 max. / 58 min. (m)
orientation 45°
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entered 26/06/2007
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last update 27/05/2013
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Dived in september 2012 with G Pound, recovered brass makers plate with yard number and date confirming this to be the Alexander Kennedy. Upright and intact wreck , Nice intact stern complete with gun mount but gun is missing?

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Allen Tony22/04/2010Alexander Kennedy SS was a British cargo steamer of 1,313grt that was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-1004 when in Convoy BTC-76 with a cargo of coal.
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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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