YO! Liverpool
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Atalanta 3/Feb/1942

  1. #1
    Newbie Roger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Atalanta 3/Feb/1942

    Hello,
    Seeking information of an incident concerning the motor vessel ATALANTA official number 85813 (often misspelled ATLANTA) in the Mersey off Rock Ferry 3/Feb/1942.
    Four men lost their lives


    ADVERTISING




    GEORGE DEREK ATKIN, Deck Hand

    JOHN COOKE, Mate

    SAMUEL LOWE, Engineer

    JAMES A PARRY, Master

    There is little or no information about this occurrence in general maritime sources. Can anyone shed any light?

    Thanks
    Roger
    Last edited by Roger; 02-09-2010 at 09:50 AM. Reason: New info

  2. #2
    Newbie Roger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hello again
    Although I cannot come up with a watertight scenario to the best of my knowledge ATALANTA was sunk in collision (probably after striking a vessels cable) on the night of 2/3 Feb 1942 off Rock Ferry, Wirral. She was carrying a cargo of sand and would have sunk rapidly. She was refloated and beached at Tranmere. The wreck was sold as scrap for 150 to William Cooper and Sons ltd. of Widnes. They had a contractual agreement to break her up but due to an oversight she remained on the Chester register until August 1953.
    ATALANTA was owned in 1937 by Robert J Parry of 188 Chester Road, Flint, later of Rosendale, Fforddisa, Prestatyn.
    She was sold around 5th July 1940 to North Western Construction, Ruthven Road, Litherland, Liverpool. This company was no doubt responsible for construction work at Heysham.
    She was sold again 16/Oct/1941 to Abel Barges ltd of 3 Rumford Place, Liverpool. Her owners at the time of loss.
    If any of the families of the men named in my first post read this. Please contact me @ rogerhollywood@aol.com.

    Thanks
    Roger

Similar Threads

  1. David Medland's early days from 1942 t0 1955
    By davemed in forum Liverpool Memories
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-30-2011, 05:51 PM
  2. Looking For old friends or anyone from my area who lived nearby. 1942-1955
    By davemed in forum Liverpool Genealogy and People Search
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-27-2011, 08:24 PM
  3. HMS NIGER LOST IN 1942
    By captain kong in forum Liverpool Sailors
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-07-2011, 05:36 PM
  4. HMS NIGER LOST IN 1942
    By captain kong in forum Liverpool Sailors
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-07-2011, 03:11 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

For daily updates, to support us further or to join in the conversation: Follow us on Twitter @YOLiverpool / Like our Facebook Page: @LiverpoolInPictures / Join the Facebook Group: Liverpool In Pictures (YO! Liverpool)

YO! Liverpool has taken me over 10 years to develop and maintain. If you like the website, please donate via PayPal!