Australia Calling Re: M/V Brighton.

Clive Anthony Fisher
10th October 2006, 06:47
Help Wanted. With details on British Cargo Vessel M/V Brighton Built around the late 1920s O/N 149452. I have image thanks.
Clive.

Dave Edge
10th October 2006, 08:44
From Çhapman of Newcastle' by John Inglewood and Harold Appleyard.
"Brighton", Off Number 149452, 5359grt, 3237nett, 8958dwt, 409.6 x 54.0 x 28.2 feet. Triple expansion steam engine by J. Dickenson & Sons, Sunderland. 22-12-37 launched and 26-1-28 completed by Short Bros. Ltd., Sunderland, yard #428, for The Carlton SS Co., Ltd., R. Chapman & Son, managers. 6 May 1040 mined at 1200 and sank within 15 minutes in 51.03N 02.09E while approaching Dunkirk anchorage with a cargo of coal.
Regards,
Dave.

gdynia
10th October 2006, 09:01
Help Wanted. With details on British Cargo Vessel M/V Brighton Built around the late 1920s O/N 149452. I have image thanks.
Clive.

Clive
I have records of 2 vessels with that name
1. Built in 1902, Norwegian owned chartered to United Fruit Corporation and scrapped in 1932.

2. Passenger Steam Ship built in 1933 for Southern Railways by W Denny and Bros. Taken over by Admiralty, bombed and sunk by German Aircraft on 24th May 1940 at Dieppe, France

Ron Stringer
10th October 2006, 13:21
[QUOTE=Dave Edge;81819]From «hapman of Newcastle' by John Inglewood and Harold Appleyard.
"Brighton", Off Number 149452, 5359grt, 3237nett, 8958dwt, 409.6 x 54.0 x 28.2 feet. Triple expansion steam engine by J. Dickenson & Sons, Sunderland. 22-12-37 launched and 26-1-28 completed by Short Bros. Ltd., Sunderland, yard #428, for The Carlton SS Co., Ltd., R. Chapman & Son, managers. 6 May 1040 mined at 1200 and sank within 15 minutes in 51.03N 02.09E while approaching Dunkirk anchorage with a cargo of coal.

QUOTE]I have a mate who served on Chapman's mv "Brighton" just after the end of WWII. He was on her when she ran aground on a sandbank in the Elbe estuary during a severe gale whilst trying to drop the pilot. They were eventually pulled off by tugs and returned to Bremerhaven for underwater inspection by divers. This would have been the winter of 1945.

Clive Anthony Fisher
12th October 2006, 09:12
Dave.Ron.and Neville.Thank you again for your help with SS Brighton.will post image and comment on her later today.
Regards,
Clive.

Ron. Image of the Brighton you are seeking is on Merchant Navy site I think it is the vessel built in the 1940s.

Ron Stringer
12th October 2006, 16:57
From «hapman of Newcastle' by John Inglewood and Harold Appleyard.
"Brighton", Off Number 149452, 5359grt, 3237nett, 8958dwt, 409.6 x 54.0 x 28.2 feet. 6 May 1040 mined at 1200 and sank within 15 minutes in 51.03N 02.09E while approaching Dunkirk anchorage with a cargo of coal.
Regards,
Dave.
Thanks for that but after that ship was lost Chapmans must have bought a replacement because my friend was on her in 1945. Thanks anyway for taking the trouble to look her up and give me the details.

Rayhibberd
12th October 2011, 01:44
hi all.
i was a catering boy on the Brighton in 1966 . the Aussie trip.
i left newcastle north of bribane for japan
in broke my neck diving in japan
Ray