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Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll
Posted by: Ron (IP Logged)
Date: April 20, 2004 10:43AM

Hi Roger

Gasfire was on passage from London for Sunderland in ballast when she detonated a German mine 11-mile E of Southwold at 52 19N 01 59E. 97.02m by 13.89m by 6.09m registered in London and owned by Gas Light & Coke Co, built by SP Austin & Son Sunderland, engine by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd Sunderland. 3-cyl triple exp. 2 boilers 188ft q/deck, 32ft f/castle, 5 b/heads and 1 deck.
She was damaged by a torpedo from an E-boat 6 miles NNW of Smith's Knoll on 17-10-1940 while on passage from London for Tyne in ballast, eleven crew were lost and she was beached at Spurn Head and later taken to Hull, repaired by Austin & Son at Sunderland, completed by 3 May 41. Six weeks later she was lost.

Cheers Ron



Subject Written By Posted
  ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll Roger 04/19/2004 12:52PM
  Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll Craig Howard 04/19/2004 04:38PM
  Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll Billy McGee 04/20/2004 01:44AM
  Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll Billy McGee 04/20/2004 06:02AM
  Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll Roger 04/20/2004 09:32AM
  Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll Ron 04/20/2004 10:43AM
  Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll Ron 04/20/2004 10:54AM
  Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll Roger 04/20/2004 01:21PM
  Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll Billy McGee 04/21/2004 03:32AM
  Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll malcolm Peddie 06/04/2004 10:49PM
  Re: ss Gasfire & ss Empire Ghyll Mark 12/14/2005 11:21AM


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