greek Goulandris Bros. SS Frangoula B. Goulandris (+1940)
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nationality greek
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1918
is nickname no
weight (tons) 6701  grt
dimensions 130.2 x 16.9 x 10.5 m
material steel
engine 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw, 4203 nrt
power 558  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 525
call sign
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 30/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.6rank: 659
about people
Thompson Joseph L. & Sons, Sunderland
engine by
Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton-On-Tees
last owner
[1]Goulandris Bros.
SS Frangoula B. Goulandris (+1940)
period 1928 ~ 1940
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[2]Canadian Pacific Steamships (Canadian Pacific Ocean Serv., Canadian Pacific Nav., Canadian Pacific Railway), Liverpool
period 1923 ~ 1928
[3]Harris & Dixon - Century Shipping Co.- Brinkburn S.S. Co. - Cornhill S.S. Co. - Lunsford S.S. Co., London
period 1918 ~ 1923
no. of crew 38
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[1] Lloyd´s of London, Lloyd's Register of Shipping
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Frangoula B Goulandris was a Greek Cargo Steamer built in 1918 and owned by GOULANDRIS BROS. She was 6701 tons. On the 30 th June 1940 when on route from CORK for ST THOMAS in ballast she was torpedoed by U-26 and sunk. 6 crew lost and 32 saved.

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About Owners
Goulandris Bros.

Based in London, but a Greek Company
About Builders
 Thompson Joseph L. & Sons, Sunderland
Joseph L. Thompson and Sons of Sunderland was established in 1846 by Robert Thompson. They became the largest and most famous of all the shipbuilding yards. Based in North Sands and located in an arc around to the North dock. Thompson set up the company at North Sands with his three sons and manufactured their first small sailing ship. In 1854 Thompson's son of the same name left the company to set up his own yard: Robert Thompson and Sons. The yard changed its name to Joseph L. Thompson in February 1871. Joseph L. Thompson retired in 1875 and his three sons Robert, Joseph Lowes and Charles carried on the business. In 1954 the yard became a subsidiary of Sunderland Shipbuilding, Dry Dock and Engineering Co. This was made up of the Thompson, Laing and Crown yards and the repairer T. W. Greenwell and Co. In 1961 the company changed its name to Doxford and Sunderland Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. ---- J. L. Thompson’s yard was finally closed in 1979, although the fitting out quay was used by Doxford’s and Laing’s. The last ever launch took place at the North Sands yard on 24th May 1979.

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Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton-On-Tees
Blair & Co. was formed from the engine maker Fossick & Hackworth.
In 1855 George Blair was appointed manager and in the spring of 1865 he was made a partner and the company became Fossick, Blair & Co. when Hackworth retired. Fossick died in 1866 and the company became Blair & Co. Blair was responsible for the expansion of the works to specialise in marine engines.

At this time the company had 700 employees (later to rise to 2,000) and covered an area of seven and a half acres. The first compound marine engine on the Tees was built by Blair's in January 1869 and fitted to the "Glenmore" built by Backhouse & Dixon.

In 1884 the company produced its first triple expansion engine for the "Burgos" built by Richardson Duck. In 1887 the sheerlegs, which were to become a Stockton landmark for many years were errected at a cost of £2,695. These shearlegs were capable of lifting up to 100 tons and were sighted near the river to lift marine engines into newly built ships.

By 1914 almost 1,400 marine engines had been built. At least 340 for Pearse, and later Ropner, 240 for Richardson Duck and 103 for Thomas Turnbull at Whitby. A total of 75 engines were built during the First World War.

The company was taken over by Gould Steamships and Industrials in 1919.

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