british Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co. SS Kittiwake [+1908]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type
propulsion steam
date built 1899
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weight (tons) 241  grt
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about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 00/00/1908  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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[1]Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool
SS Kittiwake [+1908]
period 1904 ~ 1908
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[2]Manchester, Liverpool & North Wales S.S. Co.
SS Kittiwake
period 1899 ~ 1904
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depth (m.) 9 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 28/08/2008
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last update 30/12/2010
 
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Lettens Jan30/12/2010The British ship Kittiwake, built in 1899, owned by Elder Dempster and used in the Lagos creeks service, ran aground on Lagos Bar, Nigeria.

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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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