greek SS Alexandros (+1940)
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nationality greek
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1906
weight (tons) 4343  grt
dimensions 108.3 x 15.3 x 8.38 m
engine triple expansion engines, 1 screw, 2822 nrt
power 356  n.h.p.
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 107
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 15/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.5rank: 663
about people
Stephenson, Robert & Co., Hebburn-On-Tyne (Newcastle)
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Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
last owner
[1]Tachmindji M.A., Athens
SS Alexandros (+1940)
period 1935 ~ 1940
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prev. owners
[2]Macris P. & Hadjiconstantis E. D. (Soulidi D.), Syra (gr.)
SS Artemissia
period 1923 ~ 1935
[3]Soc. Anon. De Nav. Les Armateurs Francais
SS Hohneck
period 1921 ~ 1923
[4]Hudson´s Bay Co., Bay Steamship Co., Sale & Co., London
SS Bayhowel
period 1916 ~ 1921
[5]Philipps, Philipps & Co. Ltd. - King Line, London
SS King Howel
period 1906 ~ 1916
no. of crew 30
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last update Siert Ingo
last update 29/12/2012
Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Siert Ingo25/12/2012Survivors were picked up by D-74 WANDERER. Ship was part of convoy SC3.
Allen Tony05/06/2009Completed in September 1906 as British King Howel for King Line Ltd (Philipps, Philipps & Co Ltd), London. 1916 renamed Bayhowel for Bay Steamship Co, London. 1921 sold to France and renamed Hohneck for SA de Nav. Les Armateurs Française, Rouen. 1923 sold to Greece and renamed Artemissia for P. Macris, Syra. 1935 renamed Alexandros for M.A. Tachmindji, Syra.

Alexandros was a Greek cargo steamer built in 1906 and owned by MICHAEL A TACHMINDJI. On the 15th September 1940 when on route from MONTREAL for SHARPNESS carrying a cargo of 4500 tons of timber and paper she was torpedoed by U-48 and sunk. 5 crew missing, from a total crew of 30.

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About Builders
 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Original founders: Brothers Charles Mark and George Palmer from Jarrow, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. - - - Charles Palmer established a yard at Jarrow in 1851 and built its first iron collier 'The John Bowes' in the following year. It was the first ever sea-going screw collier and was built for shipping coal to London.
Palmers were also famed for building the first rolled armour plates for warships in 1854.

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