american SS San Juan (+1929)
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nationality american
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1882
weight (tons) 2152  grt
dimensions 86.3 x 11.3 x 6.4 m
material iron
engine Compound engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 235 
speed 10  knots
yard no. 214
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 29/08/1929  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.65rank: 574
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John Roach & Sons Shipyard, Chester (Pa)
Los Angeles - San Francisco Nav. Co.
captain Aslund A.
no. of crew 45
no. of passengers 55
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last update 26/08/2014
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Allen Tony04/05/2009The American steamship San Juan SS, Capt. A. Aslund, was on a voyage from San Francisco to Los Angeles with 55 passengers and 45 crew, when she ran into dense fog off Pigeon Point, California. At about midnight on August 29th, 1929, she was in collision with the Standard Oil Co.´s tanker S. C. T. Doddand foundered in a very few minutes. The S. C. T. Dodd lowered her boats and made a search for survivors, in which she was assisted by the s.s.

Munami and the motorship Frank Lynch. After sweeping the area for some time the ships picked up a total of 35 persons between them. Capt. Aslund was among the drowned.
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Vleggeert Nico30/05/2012San Juan detailed info this webpage.

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About Builders
 John Roach & Sons Shipyard, Chester (Pa)
This shipyard was originally established in 1857 and had a distinguished career building fine ships. It was revived for the war effort in 1917 but was acquired by Averell Harriman's American Ship & Commerce Corporation in 1919 and renamed Merchant Shipbuilding. Like Hog Island and Submarine Boat, the yard was designed to assemble ships from parts fabricated by others. It is notable that the yard numbering system continued without interruption by five different companies. The yard was located at Front and Lloyd Streets in Chester: after it closed in 1924, it was redeveloped as a Ford assembly plant, which closed in 1961.

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