greek SS Germaine [+1939]
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general
nationality greek
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1911
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 5217  grt
dimensions 125.1 x 15.9 x 8.5 m
engine Steam triple expansion, single shaft, 1 screw
power 536  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 339
call sign
SVEE  
SVEE
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 15/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Scotstoun
engine by
Dunsmuir & Jackson, Glasgow
last owner
[1]Castanos S. & Sons, Piraeus
SS Germaine [+1939]
period 1935 ~ 1939
call sign: 
SVEE
prev. owners
[2]Rio Cape Line Ltd., Glasgow
SS Ocean Prince
period 1921 ~ 1935
IMO/Off. no.: 129600
[3]Rio Cape Line Ltd., Glasgow
SS Glenetive
period 1917 ~ 1921
IMO/Off. no.: 129600
[4]Caledonia S. S. Co. Ltd., Glasgow
SS Glenetive
period 1911 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 129600
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 31/08/2006
last update Siert Ingo
last update 15/12/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Allen Tony22/08/2008Germaine was a Greek cargo steamer of 5217 tons and built in 1911 by Charles Connell & Company, Scotstoun, Yard No 339 for the Caledonia S.S.Co Ltd (J.A.Gardiner), Glasgow as the GLENETIVE. In 1917 she was purchased by Rio Cape Line (Furness, Withy), Newcastle. In 1921 she was renamed OCEAN PRINCE. In 1935 she was purchased by S. Castanos & Sons, Piraeus and renamed GERMAINE. On the 15th December 1939 when on route from ALBANY (NY) for CORK carrying a cargo of maize she was torpedoed by German submarine U-48 and sunk in 51.00N/12.18W (Atlantic, just south west of Ireland) on passage Albany NY for Cork with maize.
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Siert Ingo02/01/2013Survivors were rescued by Norwegian steamer VLIELAND.
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