yugoslavian SS Labud [+1940]
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nationality yugoslavian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1918
live live
weight (tons) 5334  grt
dimensions 123.5 x 16 x -- m
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
speed 10  knots
yard no. 307
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 19/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Hamilton Wm. & Co, Glasgow
last owner
[1]Jugoslavenska Plovidba D. D., Susak
SS Labud [+1940]
period 1934 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Continental Indies Shipping Co.
SS Ezra
period 1932 ~ 1934
IMO/Off. no.: 142259
[3]West Hartlepool Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool (Sunderland)
SS Aspleyhall
period 1925 ~ 1932
IMO/Off. no.: 142259
[4]Silver Line Ltd. - St. Helens Steam Shipping Co. - Stanley & John Thompson, London
SS Silverash (II)
period 1923 ~ 1925
IMO/Off. no.: 142259
[5]Lang & Fulton - Ardgarry Steamship Co., Greenock
SS Ardogwan
period 1918 ~ 1923
IMO/Off. no.: 142259
no. of crew 34
about the wreck
depth (m.) 115 max. / 100 min. (m)
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Allen Tony27/02/2009Labud SS was a Yugoslavian cargo steamer of 5334 tons built in 1918 by William Hamilton & Co, Port Glasgow, Yard No 307 for Lang & Fulton, Greenock as the ARDGOWAN SS. She had several owners. In 1922 she was purchased by St. Helen´s Spg. Co. (S. & J.Thompson) and renamed SILVERASH SS.

In 1925 she was purchased by West Hartlepool SN Co. and renamed APSLEYHALL SS. In 1932 she was purchased by Continental Indies Spg. Co., Nova Scotia and renamed EZRA SS. In 1934 she was purchased by Jugoslavenska Plovidba DD Susak and renamed LABUD.

On the 19th June 1940 when on route from TABLE BAY for LIVERPOOL carrying a cargo of maize she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-32 when SW of the Fastnet. The crew abandoned her and the submarine fired a torpedo at the ship. She did not sink and they finished her off with gunfire. 34 crew were saved.
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