swedish Svenska Ostasiatiska Kompaniet A/B MV Canton (+1940)
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general
nationality swedish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1922
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weight (tons) 7150  grt
dimensions 134 x 17 x 9 m
engine 2 Oil, 4SA each 6-cyl
power 4000  b.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 21
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 09/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Oresundsvarvet A/B, Landskrona
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Svenska Ostasiatiska Kompaniet A/B, Göteborg (Gothenburg)
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entered 09/05/2006
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last update 09/08/2011
 
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Allen Tony27/02/2009
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Lettens Jan05/04/2012PIG IRON is the intermediate product of smelting iron ore, having a very high carbon content, making it very brittle and not useful.

The shape of the traditional molds was a branching structure with many individual ingots at right angles. This configuration is similar in appearance to a litter of piglets suckling on a sow, hence the name pig iron.
 
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Allen Tony09/08/2008Canton was a Swedish Motor Freighter built in 1922 and owned by BROSTROM & SON , AXEL. A/B SVENSKA OSTASIATISKA KOMPANIET. She was on route from Calcutta for Liverpool carrying 3000 tons pig iron. 2700 tons linseed, 1034 tons hessian. 1,152 ton general cargo when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-30 off Tory Island, North West Donegal, Ireland. 16 crew of the 32 were lost.
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Svenska Ostasiatiska Kompaniet A/B, Göteborg (Gothenburg)

Svenska Ostasiatiska Kompniet A/B was a subsidiary of the Danish Det Ostasiatiske Kompagni.
 
 
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