british Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co. SS Kwarra (I) (+1908)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1891
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 812  grt
dimensions 61.1 x 8 x -- m
engine 2 triple expansion engines
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yard no. 187
about the loss
cause lost foundered
date lost 00/12/1908  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Naval Construction & Armament Co. Ltd., Barrow-In-Furness
owner
Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool
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war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 30/12/2010
last update Allen Tony
last update 30/12/2010
 
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Lettens Jan30/12/2010The British ship Kwarra, built in 1891, owned by Elder Dempster and used in the W. Africa coastal feeder service, was lost in the Forcados River, Nigeria in 1908.

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About Owners
 
Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool

Elder Dempster was a private partnership controlled by Sir Alfred Jones . He died in 1909 and his various holdings were sold to Sir Owen Cosby Philipps and Lord Pirrie who formed Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd.

The group collapsed in 1931 and was reformed as Elder Dempster Holdings Ltd with the Elder Dempster fleet managed by Holts. 1953 Elder Dempster Lines Holdings changed its name to Liner Holdings and in 1965 ownership was taken over by Ocean Steamship Co. Ltd. The fleets owned by this company, now known as Ocean Transport & Trading Co. Ltd were increasingly integrated after 1974.

The Elder Dempster Line was sold to the French Company Société Navale Chargeurs Delmas-Vieljeux in 1989 but without the ships at which point Ocean Transport & Trading withdrew from deep-sea shipowning.

Lloyd's reference: 1193


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