american American-Hawaiian S. S. Co. Inc. SS Washingtonian (+1942)
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nationality american
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1919
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weight (tons) 7240  grt
dimensions 126.5 x 17 x 9.8 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 553  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 954
IMO/Off. no. 219684
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date lost 06/04/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Osaka Iron Works, Sakurajima
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Osaka Iron Works, Sakurajima
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[1]American-Hawaiian S. S. Co. Inc., New York
SS Washingtonian (+1942)
period 1937 ~ 1942
IMO/Off. no.: 219684
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[2]American Merchant
SS Willzipo
period 1927 ~ 1937
IMO/Off. no.: 219684
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[3]United States Government
SS Eastern Mariner
period 1919 ~ 1927
IMO/Off. no.: 219684
captain Raphael, Colman
no. of crew 39
no. of passengers 2
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entered 12/07/2010
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last update 14/12/2013
Allen Tony12/07/2010
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Lettens Jan14/12/2013On 6 April 1942, while at the western entrance to the Eight Degree Channel, around 1555, Japanese submarine I-4 fires two Type 96 torpedoes at the 6,617-ton US steamer WASHINGTONIAN (ex-WILLZIPO) en route from Suez to Colombo.

The steamer tries to avoid them and commences a slow turn, but then receives two hits. The fuel tanks are set in fire and flames engulf the entire ship.

At 1605, with the ship listing 25 degrees to port, 10 officers, 29 men and two passengers clear the ship in two lifeboats. They soon reach the Maldives.
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Allen Tony16/01/2013Washingtonian SS was a American cargo steamer of 7,240grt that was torpedoed on the 6th April 1942 and sunk by Submarine I-5 (Utsuki)
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American-Hawaiian S. S. Co. Inc., New York

Cie fondée pour amener du sucre d'Hawaï vers la côte E des USA, fournissant en retour l'archipel en produits manufacturés. Durant la 1° Guerre mondiale, 12 de ses navires furent incorporés dans l'US Navy, dont 5 furent coulés

Co. founded to bring sugar from Hawaii to the E coast of the U.S., feeding back the archipelago into manufactured products. During the 1st World War, 12 of its ships were incorporated in the U.S. Navy, 5 of them were sunk

Cia fundada para traer azúcar de Hawai a la costa este de los EE.UU., retroalimentando el archipiélago en productos manufacturados. Durante la 1ª Guerra Mundial, 12 de sus naves fueron incirporados en la Marina de los EE.UU., 5 de los cuales fueron hundidos

Cia fundada para levar açúcar do Havaí para a costa L dos EUA, realimentando o arquipélago em produtos manufaturados. Durante a 1ª Guerra Mundial, 12 de seus navios foram incorporados na Marinha dos EUA, 5 dos cuais foram afundados

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