belgian SS Plantyn (+1883)
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nationality belgian
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion sail and steam
date built 1879
weight (tons) 2328  grt
dimensions 97.6 x 11 x -- m
material iron
engine 1 x 2 cyl. compound engine, single shaft, 1 screw
speed 10  knots
yard no. 237
about the loss
cause lost foundered
other reasons [1] abandoned
[2] hurricane
date lost 06/12/1883  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Stephen & Sons Ltd., Alexander Stephen, Glasgow
Engels Line, Antwerpen
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Lettens Jan29/12/2010The Belgian ship Plantyn, built in 1879 and owned by Engels Line sank in the Atlantic in 1883.

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 Stephen & Sons Ltd., Alexander Stephen, Glasgow
Alexander Stephen and Sons Limited, often referred to simply as Alex Stephens, was a Scottish shipbuilding company based in Linthouse, Govan in Glasgow, on the River Clyde. Alexander Stephen, a member of the third generation of the family, merged the Aberdeen and Arbroath businesses in 1828 and then, after closing the Aberdeen yard in 1829, moved production to the Panmure yard in Dundee in 1842. In 1850 part of the business was transferred to Kelvinhaugh yard, now known as Yorkhill Quay, near Glasgow. The Arbroath yard finally closed in 1857. Then in 1870 the business moved to Linthouse near Glasgow.

In a tragic disater in 1883, the Daphne, a steamer, capsized after its launch from the yard, and 124 workers lost their lives. The Dundee shipyard was sold in 1893. In 1968, Stephens was incorporated into Upper Clyde Shipbuilders and was closed after the latter organisation collapsed in 1971.

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