british Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing SS Southern Foster [+1968]
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general
nationality british
purpose hunting
type whaler
propulsion steam
date built 1948
status
dead (not found) dead (not found)
details
weight (tons) 438  grt
dimensions 46.9 x 8.2 x 4.3 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, 2 boilers fuel oil powered, single shaft, 1 screw
power 1800  i.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 1182
IMO/Off. no. 182682
about the loss
cause lost foundered
date lost 23/08/1968  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
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Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
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Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 40 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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entered 28/08/2008
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last update 15/06/2013
 
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Allen Tony15/06/2013SS Southern Foster broke adrift from moorings & was driven ashore at Jason Island becoming total loss in 1968.

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Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith

The South Georgia Co. Ltd. was formed in 1916 where as the parent company dates from 1846 when the Norwegian brothers Christian and Theodore Salvesen set up business in Edinburgh. Involved in whaling and shipping. Stopped with shipping in 1990.
 
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 Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
Smith's Dock Company who started at High Docks, South Shields, are often referred to simply as Smith's Dock, was a British shipbuilding company that became associated with South Bank in Middlesbrough on the River Tees in Northeast England, after opening an operation there in 1907.

Smiths Dock are perhaps most famous for preparing the design of the Flower class corvette, an anti-submarine convoy escort of WWII. In 1914 listed as Marine Engineers. During WWI the yard's output was 160 small ships. In the 1920's the yard began arc-welding along with riveting. Up to 1930 the yard mainly made colliers, tramps and cargo-liners.

In 1930 the yard entered the depression with a number of orders on its books. The worst year for the yard was 1932 when it was only able to launch one motor trawler. In 1931 the Stockton yard of Smiths Dock Co Ltd was purchased by National Shipbuilders Security for closure and dismantling. In 1936 the "Flower" class corvette based on the design of the whale-catcher Southern Pride, made its debut. 19 were made by the yard and 200 by other yards.

During the 1940s the yard made a number of cargo ships, tramps, colliers and the last case-oil carrier. In 1966 the yard was sold to Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson with the yard becoming part of the Swan Hunter Group later in the same year.

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