british Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd. (R. Shaw & W. Savill) SS Maimoa (+1940)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1920
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 10123  disp (surf)
dimensions 150.6 x 19.2 x 9.51 m
material steel
engine 2 x 4 cyl. Quadruple expansion, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 1039  n.h.p.
speed 14  knots
yard no. 873
IMO/Off. no. 143582
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 20/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
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Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
owner
Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd. (R. Shaw & W. Savill), London
captain Cox H.S.
no. of crew 87
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 24/02/2009
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 25/07/2013
 
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Allen Tony24/02/2009The British Ocean Liner Maimoa SS, Capt. H. S. Cox, was intercepted and sunk by the German raider Pinguin on November 20th, 1940, in the Indian Ocean, approximately 1,000 miles W. of Fremantle, Western Australia. There were no casualties but those on board were taken prisoner by the raider.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Lettens Jan13/07/2011SMS PINGUIN VICTIMS

The German raider Pinguin managed to sink/take as prize the following allied ships:


Sunk by mines

Millimumul, Nimbin, Cambridge and City of Rayville (the latter 2 sunk by mines laid by Passat, the captured Norwegian Storstad).

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About Owners
 
Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd. (R. Shaw & W. Savill), London

Robert Shaw and Walter Savill founded the company as Shaw, Savill & Co. in London in 1858

In 1883, merged with their main competitor Albion of Glasgow.

Acquired the Aberdeen Line in 1905.

Stopped existing in 1986.
 
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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