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Name: FLAMMA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched:
Completed: 06/1917
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 200
Dimensions: 1874grt, 1119nrt, 270.6 x 38.2 x 18.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (20.5, 33 & 54 x 39ins), 202nhp
Engines by: George T Grey & Co Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140296
History:
06/1917 Gas, Light & Coke Co, London
1936 R Nelberg et al, Tallin, Estonia; renamed VIIU
1936 A Inkapool et al, Tallin
11/05/1940 Sank
Comments: 10/07/1917: Mined off Seaham Harbour & beached near Hartlepool
On a voyage from London to Hartlepool in ballast
26/08/1917: Repaired on the Tyne using the forepart of her sister (in build) LUCIENT
11/05/1940: Mined & sunk off the West Hinder Buoy near Dunkirk
On a voyage from Antwerp to Miami. Only 5 survivors


Photo courtesy of Clive Ketley