Commons Bros Ships Lost in War


The following ships, operated by Commons Bros, were lost to German Submarines during WWI and WW2.


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  • 4 Sep 1916 – Laristan (1) Built: 1910 Gross Tonnage: 3,675 . Torpedoed and sunk in 36.04N 13.13E by U-38
  • 21 Mar 1917 – Hindustan (3) Built: 1912 Gross Tonnage: 3,692 . Torpedoed and sunk 150 miles WNW of Fastnet by U-46
  • 20 Sep 1917 – Kurdistan (2) Built: 1914 Gross Tonnage: 3,720 . 20.9.1917 Torpedoed and sunk in 36.40N 12.38E by U-32
  • 7 Sep 1939 – Pukkastan Built: 1929 Gross Tonnage: 5,809 . Torpedoed and sunk in 49.23N 07.49W by U-34
  • 17 Sep 1939 – Kafiristan (1) Built: 1924 Gross Tonnage: 5,193 . Torpedoed and sunk in 50.16N 16.55W by U-53
  • 25 Mar 1940 – Daghestan (3) Built: 1921 Gross Tonnage: 5,742 . Torpedoed and sunk off Copinsay by U-57
  • 14 Feb 1941 – Holystone Built: 1927 Gross Tonnage: 5,462 . Torpedoed and sunk in 54.00N 19.00W by U-101
  • 10 Dec 1941 – Kurdistan (4) Built: 1928 Gross Tonnage: 5,844 . Torpedoed and sunk in 56.57N 16.36W by U-130
  • 2 Jan 1942 – Waziristan (2) Built: 1924 Gross Tonnage: 5,135 . Torpedoed and sunk in 74.09N 19.10E by U-134
  • 23 Nov 1942 – Goolistan Built: 1929 Gross Tonnage: 5,851 . Torpedoed and sunk in 75.50N 16.45E by U-625
  • 5 May 1943 – Selvistan Built: 1924 Gross Tonnage: 5,136 . Torpedoed and sunk in 53.10N 44.40W by U-266

Commons Bros Shipping History

The Hindustan Steam Shipping Co Ltd was formed in Sunderland in 1893 by Captain H. W. Squance of Sunderland and Francis Common.

Capt. Squance retired in 1903 and Francis Common died leaving the management of the company to his son Francis Walford Common.

In 1906 the company moved to Newcastle and in 1907 the firm of Common Bros was set up by Francis, Brian and Laurence Common.

Source: http://mariners-list.com/


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