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Name of ship as recorded on the record

Ship name

Thistlegorm ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

The process of transferring a vessel to water, but not necessarily her completion.

Launch Date

19/09/04__ ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12 )

04/09/1940 ( Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Unique identifier for a given ship, it is assigned by a builder.

Yard no

599 ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

The country in which the vessel’s construction took place, at the time of writing.

Country of build

United Kingdom ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

The listed port to which a given vessel belongs.

Port belonging to

Sunderland ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

The individual and/or organisation listed that is responsible for the everyday management of a ship. This may be the same as the owner.

Ship manager

Allan, Black & Co ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Broad categories and subdivisions of vessels related to their purpose or function.

Ship type

Cargo ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Predominant material(s) utilised in a vessel’s construction.

Material of construction

Steel ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

A ship’s total internal volume in ‘register tons’ (replaced by gross tonnage post 1982).

Gross Register Tonnage

4898 ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Is machinery fitted at the aft of the vessel?

Machinery aft?

No ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Generally a smaller additional auxiliary boiler (often used while the vessel is at port).

Is a donkey boiler fitted?

No ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Name of the Proving House responsible for the public testing and certification of a vessel’s anchors and/or chain cables.

Lloyd's Proving House?

No ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Tonnage derived by deducting from the gross register tonnage the capacity that in unavailable for cargo, e.g. machinery space, fuel, crew accommodation etc.

The official record pronounced by the Committee

Recorded date for the vessel’s loss or disposal.

Date of loss, disposal or incident

10/07/1941 ( Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941 )

The year in which a vessel’s construction is completed.

Year of ship completion

1940 ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

The individual and/or organisation listed as having been responsible for constructing the vessel. This can/may be the same as the owner and/or manager.

Shipbuilder

J L Thompson & Sons Ltd ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

The port or place in which the vessel’s construction took place, at the time of writing.

Place of build

Sunderland ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

The country (flag) that a vessel is registered to, at the time of writing.

Country of registration

United Kingdom ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940 )

Italy ( Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

The individual and/or organisation listed

Ship owner

Albyn Line Ltd ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

A vessel’s means of propulsion.

Propulsion

Steam ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Is the steamer assisted by sail?

Sail assisted steamer

No ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Confirmation as to whether the vessel was equipped with refrigeration machinery to aid in the transport of frozen or chilled cargo/goods.

Refrigeration machinery fitted for cargo purposes?

No ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Does the vessel possess an auxiliary power source?

Auxillary

No ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Is electric lighting fitted to the vessel?

Electric light fitted?

No ( Plan of Decks as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 13 February 1940 12, Request for Special Survey for Thistlegorm, 20 April 1930 1930, Plan of Auxiliary Boiler for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 30 January 1935 1935, Plan of Boilers for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 19 November 1937 1937, Plan of Crankshaft and Line Shafting for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1937 1938, Plan of Midship Section as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 20 September 1939 1939, Correspondence from Lloyd's Register Sunderland to the Secretary at Wokingham regarding the bulkhead of Thistlegorm, 10 July 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Extract from freeboard verification of marking form received from the Sunderland surveyor, 11 June 1940 1940, First Entry Report for Steel Steamer or Motorship Thistlegorm, 1 July 1940 1940, Form for Vessels of 100 Tons and Upwards for Thistlegorm, 24 June 1940 1940, Remarks of the Chief Ship Surveyor to the Classing Committee for Thistlegorm, 8 July 1940 1940, Report on Steam Reciprocating Engine Machinery for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Boilers for Thistlegorm, 28 June 1940 1940, Report on Electrical Equipment for Thistlegorm, 25 June 1940 1940, Plan of Profile as built for no. 599, Thistlegorm, 26 February 1940 1940, Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941, Copy of document certifying that surveyor has examined the starboard boiler and transmitted the Report, and stating his Recommendations, 28 August 1941 1941, Report of Survey for Repairs of Engines and Boilers for Thistlegorm, 31 August 1941 1941 )

Classification symbol assigned to a vessel by Lloyd’s Register’s Classing Committee denoting the quality of construction and maintenance.

A ship’s total internal capacity of a ship measured in register tons from the top of the floors to the tonnage deck.

Previously referred to as signal letters (c.19th C), radio call signs enable a ship to communicate and are assigned by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Contextual information related to the reasons of the vessel’s loss or disposal.

Circumstances of loss or disposal

Sunk by aircraft about the 7 October 1941 ( Report of Total Loss for Thistlegorm, 18 November 1941 1941 )

Date in which construction of a vessel’s engines were completed.

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