Britanis SS (1970~1998) Belofin I SS (+2000)
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general
nationality
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1932
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 18017  grt
dimensions 184.1 x 24.2 x -- m
material steel
engine 2 steam turbines
power 28450  s.h.p.
speed 22  knots
yard no. 1441
about the loss
cause lost foundered
date lost 21/10/2000  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Bethlehem Fairfield Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. - Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield
next owners
[1]Unknown
SS Belofin I (+2000)
period 1998 ~ 2000
IMO/Off. no.: 5229223
[2]Matson Navigation Co. - Alexander & Baldwin, San Francisco
SS Lurline
period 1963 ~ 1970
IMO/Off. no.: 5229233
[3]Matson Navigation Co. - Alexander & Baldwin, San Francisco
SS Matsonia
period 1956 ~ 1963
IMO/Off. no.: 5229233
[4]Matson Navigation Co. - Alexander & Baldwin, San Francisco
SS Monterey
period 1932 ~ 1956
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captain
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 29/10/2010
last update Gothro Phil
last update 27/01/2014
 
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Allen Tony27/01/2014Belofin I SS was a Steam turbine passenger/cargo vessel of 18,017grt. On the 21st October 2000 she sank in tow off Cape Town, South Africa when on route for the breakers.
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About Builders
 Bethlehem Fairfield Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. - Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipbuilding division was created in 1905 when it acquired the San Francisco shipyard Union Iron Works in 1905.
In 1917 it was incorporated as Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation , Limited, otherwise known as BethShip.

Headquarters were in Quincy , Massachusetts after acquiring Fore River Shipyard in 1913 and later in Sparrows Point, Maryland in 1964.



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