british Henderson P. & Co. - British & Burmese S. S. Co. - Albion Line) SS Kalewa (+1942)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1940
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4389  grt
dimensions 128.5 x 16.8 x 7.6 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 283  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 1348
IMO/Off. no. 165974
about the loss
cause lost collision
other reasons foundered
date lost 01/08/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
engine by
Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
owner
Henderson P. & Co. - British & Burmese S. S. Co. - Albion Line), Glasgow
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 Lloyd's of London, Lloyd's Register of Shipping
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entered by Jan Lettens
entered 27/09/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 28/02/2014
 
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Jan Lettens27/09/2008S/S KALEWA; Owned by the British & Burmese Steam Nav. Co. and built in 1940 by William Denny & Bros.; 4,389 tons; 409.2x55.2x24.9 ft. ; 283 n.h.p.; triple expansion engine

On August 1st, 1942, while on passage from Glasgow to Table Bay with general cargo and government stores, the British cargo S/S Kalewa collided with the Danish cargo Boringia and sank. Boringia picked up all survivors. Just repaired from the collision and only 2 months later, the Boringia was sunk by a torpedo from U-159 on October 8th, 1942.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


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 Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
Very famous builder from Dumbarton, established in 1840. Closed down in 1960. The elephant is symbol for the company's strength.
 
 
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