british Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co. SS Dahomey (+1908)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1891
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weight (tons) 2854  grt
dimensions 95.1 x 12.2 x -- m
engine 3 Cyl. Triple expansion
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cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 29/12/1908  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
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Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool
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entered 27/03/2010
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Allen Tony27/03/2010Dahomey SS was a British passenger/cargo vessel of 2,854 grt that ran aground at Abaco on the 29th December 1908. She was refloated and beached 2 miles from Nassau as a total loss. She was on route from Newport News for Vera Cruz with a cargo of coal.
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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.

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 Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
This yard was bought out by Dixon and his partner Backhouse in 1862, operating as Backhouse, Dixon until bought out entirely by Raylton Dixon in 1873. There were three brothers involved in the firm Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd. Raylton, John, and Waynman
 
 
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