british Gow, Harrison & Co. SS Ventnor (+1902)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1901
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 3961  grt
dimensions 105.1 x 15.2 x 5.5 m
engine 2 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 346  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 469
IMO/Off. no. 113936
about the loss
cause lost foundered
other reasons [1] ran aground (wrecked)
[2] water leakage (flooding)
date lost 28/10/1902  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.13rank: 646
about people
builder
Russell & Co. Ltd., Greenock
owner
Gow, Harrison & Co., Glasgow
captain Capt. H. G. Ferry
no. of crew 31
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updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 12/01/2010
last update Allen Tony
last update 28/10/2013
 
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Allen Tony12/01/2010In October 1902 the Chong Shin Tong Society and other Chinese interests chartered the 3,961-ton twin-screw steamer Ventnor to carry 499 coffins, containing the remains of Chinese who had died in New Zealand, for reburial in their homeland. Besides these, she also carried 5,357 tons of Westport coal.

On 26 October 1902, after completing her loading, the Ventnor sailed from Wellington bound for Hong Kong. Weather conditions were fine and the sea smooth at the time of her departure. Shortly after noon on the following day she struck a submerged rock off Cape Egmont and was holed forward.

The engines were reversed and the ship managed to get free. As there were no suitable dock facilities at Wellington, the master decided to proceed to Auckland via North Cape for repairs. In the meantime the pumps were brought into use, but these could not cope with the water.

By 9 p.m. on 28 October, when Ventnor was about 10 miles off Omapere, Hokianga Harbour, the ship became unmanageable and it was apparent that she would soon founder. Although all boats were launched, 13 lives were lost when the captain´s boat was sucked under with the ship. The Ventnor´s unusual cargo was not recovered.

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