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This photo came into my possesion many years ago, it took me ages to identify it, I am sure that it will be identified within a couple of days with the experts here.

Who is she

When was it

Where was it

How did it happen

No scatter responses as it spoils it for everyone.
 

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SS Richard Montgomery ?

1944

off Sheerness

Grounded and broke her back. Vessel laden with 1400 tons of explosives
 

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Sebe,

I am going to stick my neck out and say it is not SS Richard Montgomery - the mast/derrick configuration in Baltic Wal's photo does not look quite right for it to be her.

Apology on hand if I'm wrong. - The trouble is I cannot place who/what it is though.

Kind regards
Tonga
 

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i'am not to good at ships,look for a 30s ship ,no rader,poss dutch,german tall vents,mine gear on the bow,arriving /sailing ,derricks up
 

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dom

you say no wild guess's ok b.i. boat b/banks ,hoogly derricks rigged overside to lighten ship,sandbank on the hoogly
 

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HI Baltic Wal,
SS Pegu,[ cargo passenger liner,of Glasgow],with 103 persons on board.

10.00 hrs Nov 24 th ,1939,

On the Revetment Wall ,in shore of Beta bouy.River Mersey Queens Channel

Aground on wall ,two days later broke in-two.

If you need any further info Call New Brighton RNLI Ops Manager ,Seabreeze. (*))Sorry what is a scatter response I apollagise for my lack of knowledge and my spelling
 

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No not PEGU.

Scatter response is where you enter numerous responses where one is bound to be correct, feel this doesn't give everybody a fair chance to come up with good responses.
 

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dom

what about a clue
we know from the style 20/30s
the ship was at anchor,anchor ball up/dragged her anchor
broke her back worked derricks over the side to lighten her
possible degaussing gear on bow
river /estuary
still has deck cargo on foredeck
over to the experts
 

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The contraption over the bow is a total mystery to me. The actual ship looks quite like the Dominion Miller built 1922 - later Pacific Commerce but it is not her, as she was scrapped and not lost - so maybe she is a similar Doxford built ship?
 

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Tonga, I think the device over the bow were the booms for the anti torpedo nets.

Clues, not wanting to make it too easy, did take me over three months:

Period was WWII as previously thought.

Vessel was one of a class of nine built for a major British liner company.

A second view.
 

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choise of two wal,
garbeta
1920 laid down as war fly
grounded 1939
2nd choise
golconda
laid down 1919 as war owl
grounded 1940
my choise
golconda because of gun on the stern
although the garbeta was listed as dragging her anchor.
the ship in photo has anchor ball up.
 
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