ss pontypridd/iss pontypridd

viking
2nd January 2006, 18:01
im looking for any info of photos of iss pontypridd built 1883 sunk ww1
and ss pontypridd built 1924 sunk ww2

benjidog
2nd January 2006, 18:48
Hi Viking - welcome to the site.

Here is some info about the 1924 ship but I couldn't find any photos:

Vessel Name: PONTYPRIDD
Vessel ID: 500115210
Vessel Type: Steamship
Tonnage: 4,458 gross
Engine: Steamship

There is a short account related to the sinking here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ww2/A3914075

A bit more about U-boats that took a pot shot at her at UBoat.net: http://www.uboat.net/ops/convoys/battles.htm?convoy=ONS-100
U94 was the one that sunk her and if it is any consolation this site tells you the fate of U94 which was scuttled after being depth charged by a US ship then rammed by a Canadian one.

Another site with U-boat information has some further data: http://www.ubootwaffe.net/ops/ships.cgi?boat=94;nr=29

ruud
2nd January 2006, 19:09
Ahoy,

Found a piccie somewhere in one of the files, don't know to whom it belongs, maybe someone will come up later, and claims that one, so unfortunately no credits to the owner of her.But will, if shows up.

Hugh MacLean
2nd January 2006, 19:12
Hi Viking,

SS Pontypridd (2) built 1924 (Morel Brothers) There is a photo at this site here: http://www.ship-photos.dynamic-site.net/index.php

Cost 5 Sterling.

Otherwise the only other photo I can find is at the National Maritime Museum but expensive.

Regards
Hugh

Hugh MacLean
2nd January 2006, 19:28
To follow on.

Pontypridd SS CO.Ltd

Pontypridd. GRT 4458. Built 1924
11.6.1942 Torpedoed and damaged by German submarine U-569 (Hinsch), and later sunk by a coup de grace by German submarines U-94 (Ites) and U-569, part of the "Hecht" (Pike) patrolgroup of six U-boats, in the Atlantic NE of St John's Newfoundland in posn 49.50N 41.37W while on a voyage from Immingham and Loch Ewe to Father Point and Sydney CB, in ballast, a straggler from convoy ONS 100 comprising 38 ships. The Master, Capt Herbert Vivian Bradley Morden, was taken prisoner, landed at La Pallice 28.6.42 and taken to Milag Nord. 42 crew were rescued by RCN corvette Chambly 925/40 (K116) (Lt JD Prentice) and landed at St John's. 2 crew were lost.

Rgds
Hugh

benjidog
2nd January 2006, 20:29
If you look closely at the picture Ruud posted there is a man in the bottom right hand corner by the waterline. If that poor sod is painting and was starting there he should just about have finished by now (LOL)

bobby388
4th January 2006, 16:48
If you look closely at the picture Ruud posted there is a man in the bottom right hand corner by the waterline. If that poor sod is painting and was starting there he should just about have finished by now (LOL)

Hi Brian love it keep em comin
Bobby