SS Langleegorse

John Glover
3rd August 2008, 02:21
Hello everyone, i am seeking info / pics of the SS Langleegorse for an old seadog friend. any information would be greatly appreciated.
regards to all SN members
john glover

Mac
3rd August 2008, 04:16
The Medomsley Steam Shipping Company had a ship built by Palmers in 1927 called the Hedgehope of 4524 gross tons.
This ship was renamed Langleegorse, same company, in 1929.

She was bombed and sunk off the west coast of Ireland on the 23 January 1941 on a voyoge from Durban to London with a cargo of maize with the loss of 37 lives.


Source: Travels of the Tramps, vol 3, by Norman Middlemiss.

Cheers

Mac

ian d.cameron
3rd August 2008, 15:50
Searched high and low for a photo, but no joy.
Hope someone can find her

maritiem
3rd August 2008, 18:36
s.s. HEDGEHOPE 1927-1928 cargo ship KVSF
Built 1927, Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle (922)
4.524 BRT 2.808 NRT 8.165 DWT
(117,81) x 16,04 x 8,69 x 7,491
official number 149425, G 12.204 m3, B 11.978 m3, 793 ton (coal)bunkers,
3 boilers, v.o. 565 m2, 12,65 atm.
451 NHP, T 3 cyl, 660, 1092 en 1803 x 1219, by the builders.
29-3-1927 delivered as HEDGEHOPE to Medomsley Steam Shipping Co. Ltd., Newcastle-U.K., manager: F. Carrick & Co. Ltd., the HEDGEHOPE is named after 2 towns in New Zealand.
1928 renamed LANGLEEGORSE.
23-1-1941 on voyage Durban to Londen with a cargo of maize, sunk by a German air attack 53.19 NB. en 13.11 WL., 37 of crew are missing.
Regards
Henk Jungerius

Mac
4th August 2008, 04:25
Henk

Although there is a settlement in Southland New Zealand called Hedgehope, this vessel was called after one of the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland.
The owner's son Geoffrey P Carrick owned a farm near Hedgehope at Langleeford on the Harthope Burn. Geoffrey took the decision in 1928 to have all present and future ships having their names prefixed with Langlee.

Cheers

Mac

Hugh MacLean
4th August 2008, 12:44
Hello John,

Should you not come across a photo of LANGLEGORSE official number 149425 built in 1927 from one of the members here then, as a last resort, there is one available to buy from the NMM at this link here: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/cgi-bin/empower?DB=ShipsPlansAndPhotos just put the ships name into the search engine.

Unfortunately not cheap around about twenty quid.

Regards (Thumb)

John Glover
4th August 2008, 21:41
Hello everyone, i am seeking info / pics of the SS Langleegorse for an old seadog friend. any information would be greatly appreciated.
regards to all SN members
john glover



Many thanks to all who have helped so far, your assistance has proven to be of great help.

Rideout19
10th August 2009, 16:17
Looking for photo of the SS Langleegorse my uncle William Brinton was on that ship. Any info would be appreciated.