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Old 7th May 2012, 14:50
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I am looking for any information on a collier called the'Quickthorn', 118734.She capsized and sank off Skokholm on 15/01/1942.
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Old 7th May 2012, 15:29
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Greetings sean - if you go to www.photoship.co.uk you will find several pictures of vessel "Quickthorn" - hope she is the one you are looking for BV
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Old 7th May 2012, 15:29
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Launched as Rosyth by Dundee Shipbuilders yard No 143,completed December 1903,413 grt.Renamed Quickthorn1934
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I am looking for any informa27464tion on a collier called the'Quickthorn', 118734.She capsized and sank off Skokholm on 15/01/1942.
ROSYTH bt.1903 Kirkcaldy SS,1917Wear Stm.Shg.,1919Dundee,Perth& London,1937 r,nQUICKTHORN W.J.Ireland,1937Ribble Shg.,1940 G.W.GraceAttachment 27464

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Old 29th September 2012, 12:48
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Quickthorn

My Dad,survived the sinking of the Quickthorn,however i can not find any information on how he survived or what happened to the rest of the crew.She capsized off Skokholm Island on 15/01/1942,opposite Chicken Rock at 0500 hrs.She was then owned by George W Grace and Co.Any help on how to search for further information
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Old 29th September 2012, 19:14
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QUICKTHORN
O.N. 118734. 409g. 158n. 175.0 x 25.1 x 11.7 feet.
T.3-cyl. (15”, 25” & 41” x 33”) engine made by Cooper & Greig, Dundee. 132nhp.
24.9.1903: Launched as ROSYTH by the Dundee Shipbuilder’s Company Ltd., Dundee (Yard No.143) as a speculation for their own account.
12.1903: Completed.
12.1903: Sold to Kircaldy Steamship Company Ltd., Kirkaldy.
31.10.1915: Stranded at Whitburn, south of the River Tyne.
7.11.1915: Refloated and taken into Sunderland for repairs.
11.1917: Sold to the Wear Steam Shipping Company (1917) Ltd., Sunderland.
12.1919: Sold to the Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Company Ltd.
9.1934: Sold to William J. Ireland, Liverpool.
1935: Renamed QUICKTHORN.
11.1937: Sold to the Ribble Shipping Company Ltd., (William J. Ireland, manager), Liverpool.
6.1940: Sold to G. W. Grace & Company, London.
15.1.1942: Whilst on a voyage from Newport, Mons, to Londonderry with coal, foundered in heavy seas off Skokholm Island, Pembrokeshire.
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