british Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co. SS Soudan (I) (+1875)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1870
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1603  grt
dimensions 88.5 x 10.1 x 7.2 m
material iron
engine compound engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 200  h.p.
speed  
yard no. 126
IMO/Off. no. 63639
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 02/02/1875  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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builder
Royden Thos & Sons - Indra Line - Santa Clara SS Co., Liverpool
owner
Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool
captain
complement 46
no. of crew 45
no. of passengers 1
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entered 01/01/2011
last update Royden Mike
last update 13/04/2014
 
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Jan Lettens01/01/2011The British steamer Soudan, built in 1870 and owned by Elder Dempster was wrecked off Madeira in 1875.

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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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About Builders
 Royden Thos & Sons - Indra Line - Santa Clara SS Co., Liverpool
Started in 1800 in Liverpool as wooden shipbuilders, and like many builders of the time, gradually became ship owners.

Royden traded to India, South America, New Zealand and Australia.

Stopped with ship building in 1893 with the introduction of the steamers.

The company formed the Indra Line in 1901. Mainly trading with New York and the Far East.

Ceased to exist, when purchased by the Ocean Steamship Co. of Alfred Holt & Co. in 1915.

Lloyd's reference no. 1633.

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