british Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co. SS Bakana (I) (+1913)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1894
weight (tons) 2802  grt
dimensions 102.4 x 12 x 6.8 m
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engines, single shaft, 1 screw
power 265  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 232
IMO/Off. no. 104563
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 27/08/1913  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Naval Construction & Armament Co. Ltd., Barrow-In-Furness
Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool
captain Capt. William
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Allen Tony03/04/2009The British passenger/cargo ship Bakana SS was built in 1894 by Naval Construction & Armaments, Barrow, England for the British & African S.N.Co Ltd (Elder, Dempster. She was carrying a cargo of wood from the W. coast of Africa to Liverpool. She was wrecked on August 27th, 1913, at Half Assinie, Ama Azule Iver.
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Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool

Elder Dempster was a private partnership controlled by Sir Alfred Jones . He died in 1909 and his various holdings were sold to Sir Owen Cosby Philipps and Lord Pirrie who formed Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd.

The group collapsed in 1931 and was reformed as Elder Dempster Holdings Ltd with the Elder Dempster fleet managed by Holts. 1953 Elder Dempster Lines Holdings changed its name to Liner Holdings and in 1965 ownership was taken over by Ocean Steamship Co. Ltd. The fleets owned by this company, now known as Ocean Transport & Trading Co. Ltd were increasingly integrated after 1974.

The Elder Dempster Line was sold to the French Company Société Navale Chargeurs Delmas-Vieljeux in 1989 but without the ships at which point Ocean Transport & Trading withdrew from deep-sea shipowning.

Lloyd's reference: 1193

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