british Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Ltd. (Royal Mail Lines) Severn SS (1898~1910) Fernando Poo SS (+1916)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1898
weight (tons) 3760  grt
dimensions 106.7 x 13.8 x -- m
material steel
engine 3 Cyl. triple expansion engine
speed 13  knots
yard no. 453
IMO/Off. no. 109235
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 23/06/1916  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough
engine by
Richardson T. & Sons, Hartlepool
next owners
[1]Compania Trasatlantica Espagnola - Lopez A. (Compañia Trasatlántica Española - Antonio López), Barcelona
SS Fernando Poo (+1916)
period 1910 ~ 1919
last owner
[2]Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Ltd. (Royal Mail Lines), London
SS Severn
period 1898 ~ 1910
IMO/Off. no.: 109235
about the wreck
depth (m.)
war grave
entered by Allen Tony
entered 14/10/2010
last update Lettens Jan
last update 03/07/2013
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Lettens Jan02/07/2013On June 23rd, 1916, the Portuguese steel cargo ship FERNANDO POO, built in 1898 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd. was wrecked on Antibeg Island, Sulu Sea.
Allen Tony14/10/2010Fernando Poo SS was a Spanish passenger/cargo vessel f 3,760grt. On the 23rd June 1919 she was wrecked at Antibeg Island, Sulu Sea when on passage from Barcelona for Manila.
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About Builders
 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

Richardson T. & Sons, Hartlepool
Thomas Richardson developed his business of marine steam engines, but constructed two vessels in 1845-1846. He died in 1850 and his two sons, Thomas and John built a further series of vessels between 1855 and 1857. The Richardson name became prominent in the field of marine engineering in the town. --- Company became T. Richardson & Son Ltd., Hartlepool

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