Re: Steamer Hildawell, lost in WW I
Posted by: J W
Date: December 19, 2005 12:13PM
J W wrote:
> My Grandfather Walter Wilmshurst was Third Engineer on SS
> (West Hartlepool), Mercantile Marine who died Wednesday, 20th
> December 1916. Age 20. Inscription on Merchant Navy Memorial at
> Tower Hill London & Roll Of Honour Albert Park Middlesbrough.
> The following is information I have researched.
> Steel steamship 2494 gross,1610 net, 3727 deadweight tons,
> lenght 294ft, beam 39ft, depth of hold 20.3ft, triple expansion
> engine supplied by the Central Marine Engine Works, West
> Hartlepool, speed 9 knots.
> Completed September 1892 by William Gray & Co Ltd, West
> Hartlepool for G B Harland, West Hartlepool. 1902 sold to T W
> Willis, West Hartlepool.
> December 14th 1916 attacked by a German Submarine off Ushant
> but escaped.
> December 20th 1916 sank in the North Sea after striking a mine,
> 22 of her crew were lost. Ship was on passage from Bilbao
> Spain to Middlesbrough with a cargo of iron ore at the time of
> her loss.
> Would be interested if anyone has any photographs