american Alaska Steamship Co. SS Olympia (+1910)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1883
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 2837  grt
dimensions 102.1 x 11.6 x -- m
material iron
engine Compound expansion, single shaft, 1 screw
power 246  n.h.p.
speed  
yard no. 317
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 10/12/1910  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Whiteinch (Glasgow)
last owner
[1]Alaska Steamship Co., Seattle
SS Olympia (+1910)
period 1904 ~ 1910
prev. owners
[2]Northwestern Steamship Co.
SS Olympia
period 1903 ~ 1904
[3]Bramwell R., London
SS Olympia
period 1895 ~ 1897
IMO/Off. no.: 87166
[4]Liverpool & Hamburg Steam Ship Co. - Currie Donald. & Co., Liverpool
SS Doune Castle
period 1883 ~ 1895
IMO/Off. no.: 87166
[5]Liverpool & Hamburg Steam Ship Co. - Currie Donald. & Co., Liverpool
SS Dunbar Castle
period 1883 ~ 1883
IMO/Off. no.: 87166
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about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
 Lloyd´s of London, Lloyd's Register of Shipping
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 17/01/2009
last update Allen Tony
last update 10/12/2013
 
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Allen Tony10/12/2009Olympia SS was built by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow. Laid down as Doune Castle but completed as Dunbar Castle for Castle Mail Packet (later Union Castle Line), 1895 sold to Fairfield Ship Building and Engineering Co. in part payment for the Tantallon Castle, renamed Olympia and resold to R. Barnwell of London, 1897 sold to the Scottish American Steam Ship Co., Glasgow (Sir W. G. Pearce manager) and later by W.

M. Rhodes for use in the USA as the Northern Pacific Steamship Line, 1898 when war with Spain was declared, sold to the North America Mail Steam Ship Co. of Tacoma for operation of the Tacoma (terminal of the Northern Pacific railway Co.) - Victoria - Yokohama - Hong Kong - in parallel with the Canadian Pacific service out of Vancouver, 1903 owned by the North Western Steam Shi p Co. of Seattle ( J. Rosine manager). 1904 purchased yards removed and three lifeboats installed on each side. 10th December 1910, wrecked on the coast of Bligh Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska.
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About Builders
 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Whiteinch (Glasgow)
John Barclay became a shipbuilder and repairer in 1818 and passed on the business to his son Robert. Robert was joined in partnership in 1845 by Robert Curle and James Hamilton, when the firm became Barclay, Curle & Co.
 
 
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