SS Sizergh Castle

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History
Name:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Sizergh Castle (1913-1919)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Sirocco (1903-1913)
Owner: Plisson Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Sunderland, United Kingdom
Builder: William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd.
Yard number: 141
Completed: 1903
Maiden voyage: 1903
In service: 1903
Fate: Sank 7 October 1919
General characteristics
Type: cargo ship
Tonnage: 3,783 GRT
Length: 110 metres (360 ft 11 in)
Beam: 14.1 metres (46 ft 3 in)
Depth: 5.4 metres (17 ft 9 in)
Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine
Propulsion: Screw propeller

SS Sizergh Castle was a British Cargo ship that sprang a leak and foundered in the North Atlantic, while she was travelling from Galveston, Texas, United States to Antwerp, Belgium with a cargo of Wheat.

Construction[edit]

Sizergh Castle was constructed in 1903 at the William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd. shipyard in Sunderland, United Kingdom. She was completed in 1903 and she was named Sizergh Castle and served from 1903 until her demise in 1919.

The ship was 110 metres (360 ft 11 in) long, with a beam of 14.1 metres (46 ft 3 in) and a depth of 5.4 metres (17 ft 9 in). The ship was assessed at 3,783 GRT. She had a Triple expansion steam engine driving a single screw propeller. The engine was rated at 349 nhp.[1]

Sinking[edit]

On 7 October 1919, Sizergh Castle was on a voyage from Galveston, Texas, United States, to Antwerp, Belgium, with a cargo of wheat when she sprang a leak and foundered in the North Atlantic (45°15′N 44°6′W / 45.250°N 44.100°W / 45.250; -44.100Coordinates: 45°15′N 44°6′W / 45.250°N 44.100°W / 45.250; -44.100). There were no casualties.[2]

Wreck[edit]

The wreck lies in the North Atlantic at 45°15′N 44°6′W / 45.250°N 44.100°W / 45.250; -44.100 (SS Sizergh Castle).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?132224
  2. ^ "Sizergh Castle". Wrecksite. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)