british Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co. SS Calabar (II) [+1898]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1883
weight (tons) 1756  grt
dimensions 91.5 x 11 x 6.2 m
engine Compound engines, single shaft, 1 screw
power 214  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 276
IMO/Off. no. 87679
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cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 26/10/1898  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool
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depth (m.) 14 max. / -- min. (m)
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Allen Tony27/04/2009The British passenger/cargo ship Calabar SS was wrecked at Yellow Well Reef, Great Bassa, Liberia, in October, 1898, on a voyage from the west coast of Africa to Liverpool.
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Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool

Elder Dempster was a private partnership controlled by Sir Alfred Jones . He died in 1909 and his various holdings were sold to Sir Owen Cosby Philipps and Lord Pirrie who formed Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd.

The group collapsed in 1931 and was reformed as Elder Dempster Holdings Ltd with the Elder Dempster fleet managed by Holts. 1953 Elder Dempster Lines Holdings changed its name to Liner Holdings and in 1965 ownership was taken over by Ocean Steamship Co. Ltd. The fleets owned by this company, now known as Ocean Transport & Trading Co. Ltd were increasingly integrated after 1974.

The Elder Dempster Line was sold to the French Company Société Navale Chargeurs Delmas-Vieljeux in 1989 but without the ships at which point Ocean Transport & Trading withdrew from deep-sea shipowning.

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