british Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd. - British & North American RMSP Co - Cunard White Star Line SS Sidon (+1885)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1861
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1872  grt
dimensions 84 x 11 x 7.9 m
material iron
engine 1 x 2 cyl. compound engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 212  h.p.
speed knots
yard no. 79
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 27/10/1885  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 662
about people
builder
Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
engine by
Tulloch & Denny, Dumbarton
last owner
[1]Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd. - British & North American RMSP Co - Cunard White Star Line, Liverpool
SS Sidon (+1885)
period 1878 ~ 1885
prev. owners
[2]Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd. - British & North American RMSP Co - Cunard White Star Line, Liverpool
SS Sidon
period 1861 ~ 1878
captain Whealen, Peter
no. of crew 43
no. of passengers 14
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
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updates
entered by Chipchase Nick
entered 27/12/2010
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 27/10/2013
 
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Chipchase Nick27/12/2010Wrecked near Malpica
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Vleggeert Nico07/08/2012[NL]

Sidon SS wreckreport
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About Owners
 
Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd. - British & North American RMSP Co - Cunard White Star Line, Liverpool

Abraham Cunard, an American loyalist of German extraction, moved north to Canada after the War of Independence. His son Samuel became one of the leading businessmen in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was awarded the Admiralty contract to carry mail by steam ship across the North Atlantic and to carry out the agreement founded the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. . The mail service was inaugurated by 'Britannia' in 1840. In the 1850s the company extended its services to take on a Liverpool-Mediterranean route. In the early 1870s Cunard's supremacy in the North Atlantic was challenged by the White Star Line ; this revitalized the company's performance and it embarked on a programme of new building.


The North Atlantic Companies were hard hit by the 1930s recession and in 1934 Cunard took over White Star to form the Cunard White Star Line . Competition from air travel led to passenger retrenchment from the 1960s. The 'Queen Mary' and 'Queen Elizabeth' were sold but the company launched a new liner, the 'Queen Elizabeth 2' in 1969. In the 1970s the company diversified into cargo carrying. It is at present part of the American Carnival Corporation, with a fleet of three ships, cruising worldwide, including on its traditional transatlantic route.

Lloyd's reference: 1751


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About Builders
 Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
Very famous builder from Dumbarton, established in 1840. Closed down in 1960. The elephant is symbol for the company's strength.
 
 
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