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Hearts of Oak



Temperley Steam

Shipping Co Ltd




SS Bembridge


Built 1919 Caird & Company Greenock

As WAR ANCHUSA; Cargo Steamship

Yard Nr 355

5,242 grt

400ft x 52ft 3ins x 28ft 5ins

1919 Shipping Controller ( Manager J.Temperley & Co )

18th September 1919 it was announced in The Times that

the name of the WAR ANCHUSA was to be changed to BEMBRIDGE.

1919 Renamed BEMBRIDGE; Temperley SS Co, London

1924 Renamed QUEEN OLGA; Cadogan SS Co. Ltd., Glasgow

1937 Renamed SEVERN LEIGH; Kelston SS Co, Bristol

( Mark Withwill & Sons Ltd)

1940 23rd August : Torpedoed and sunk by U.37

Position 54.31N : 25.41W, off Iceland

on voyage Hull to St. John, New Brunswick, with the loss of 33 lives.


Bembridge, as Severn Leigh sinking 1940





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