Bouwnummer RDM-123, s.s. “Winga”, 1924, vrachtschip.
Foto boven: Het vrachtschip s.s. “Winga” (1924) van Scandinavian Shipping Company Ltd. (Glen & Co. Ltd.), Glasgow.
Opdrachtgever: Scandinavian Shipping Company Ltd. (Glen & Co. Ltd.), Glasgow.
Tonnage: 1478 brt, 2482 dwt, 3575 twvp.
Hoofdafmetingen: L = 76,20 m, B = 11,30 m, H = 5,60 m.
Voortstuwing: 810 apk, snelheid 9 kn.
In 1929 ging het schip naar Clydesdale Shipowners Co., Ltd.
Op 02-06-1940, op een reis van Santander naar Tyne met een lading ijzererts, kwam het schip op 5 mijl ten oosten van West Hartlepool in aanvaring met s.s. “Jernland” (1289 grt) en is daarna gezonken. Er waren 14 slachtoffers te betreuren.
… … Sunday, 2nd June 1940.
SS “Winga” (1,500 t) a British ship was involved in a collision with the Norwegian ship “Jernland”. The “Winga” was bound for the Tyne with a cargo of iron ore from Santander. She sank with the loss of fourteen lives, 4 miles E of Hartlepool at 54°42’54” N – 01°02’06” W. She lies in 40 metres of water. She was built in 1924. … …
… … THE “JERNLAND”.
Collision. Convoy. Lights. Crossing courses.
Collision between steamship “Winga”, in northbound convoy, and Norwegian steamship “Jernland”, in southbound convoy, in North Sea. “Winga” showing dimmed navigation lights; “Jernland” showing only screened stern light. Green of “Winga” opened on port bow of “Jernland”. Course and speed kept by “Jernland”. Port helm action taken by “Winga” without reducing speed. Lights not switched on by “Jernland”. Contact between stem of “Jernland” and starboard side of “Winga” at about right angle. “Winga” sunk. Appeal by “Winga” against order of C.A. (MacKinnon and Goddard, L.J.J., Scott, L.J., dissenting) varying order of Bucknill, J. (who found both vessels to blame and apportioned that blame as to two-thirds to the “Winga” and one-third to the “Jernland”) and finding the “Winga” alone to blame. Liability of “Winga” not disputed. “Jernland” admittedly negligent in failing to switch on her lights. Whether that negligence contributed to the collision. Onus of proof. Duty to show navigation lights. Meaning of “navigation lights”. Navigation and Anchor Lights Order, 1939.
(1943) 75 Ll.L.Rep. 158 … …
– www.wrecksite.eu, Allen Tony, 26-06-2007:
… … Sunday, 2nd June, 1940 – SS “Winga”, 1500 ton, a British ship was involved in a collision with the Norwegian ship “Jernland”. The “Winga” was bound for the Tyne with a cargo of iron ore from Santander, she sank with the loss of fourteen lives, 4 miles East of Hartlepool at 54°42´54″ N – 01°02´06″ W. She lies in 40 metres of water. She was built in 1924. … …
– www.wrecksite.eu, Racey Carl, 22-12-2011:
… … On the morning of Sunday, 2 June 1940 the WINGA collided with the 1289 ton Norwegian steamer JERNLAND (1905: Havorsen Shipping Co., A/S, Bergen). The WINGA sank almost immediately, five miles east of West Hartlepool. The WINGA was sailing independently and carrying a cargo of iron ore from Sandander, Spain, for the Tyne. The JERNLAND picked up eight survivors and landed them at the Tees.
It was badly damaged and had to be dry-docked. Fourteen crewman, including the Master, were lost when the WINGA went down. … …
– E-mail, Laurence@wilkebain.plus.com, 08-05-2014:
… … Dear Johan, thank you for your website.
I think there is an error however. The photograph of the SS “Winga” is incorrect. The photograph is of the ship built in 1943 by the Pacific Bridge Co, California, launched in 1943 as the SS “Benjamin Sherburn”. Glen and Co purchased several ships from the MOWT after WW2, to replace ships that had been lost in WW2. My father worked for Glen and Co and sailed on the ship in your photo.
Best regards, Laurence Bain. … …