british Cairns & Young - Thomson Wm. & Sons SS Latona (+1908)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1893
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4387  grt
dimensions 121.9 x 14.5 x 8.1 m
material steel
engine quadruple expansion engine
power 552  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 177
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 20/05/1908  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]Cairns & Young - Thomson Wm. & Sons
SS Latona (+1908)
period 1906 ~ 1908
prev. owners
[2]Blue Anchor Line - W. Lund & Sons, London
SS Warrigal
period 1893 ~ 1906
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references
references
[1]  theshipslist.com
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 25/01/2011
last update Lettens Jan
last update 25/01/2011
 
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Lettens Jan25/01/2011
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Vleggeert Nico25/01/2011While on a voyage from Montreal to London, the British steamship Latona sank after a collision with SS Japanic off Wolf Rock.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Allen Tony26/06/2007Latonia SS. Built 1893. ex- Warrigal, 1906 purchased from Blue Anchor Line,1907 to Cairn Line, 1908 sunk in collision with s/s JAPANIC at the wolf Rock Light,in English Channel as the LATONA SS. Thomson Line. On route from Montreal to London. 0 lives lost.

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Cairns & Young - Thomson Wm. & Sons

From 1833 till 1892 known was Cairns & Young and as W. Thomson & Sons. In 1892, Noble joined and from then onwards they were known as Cairn Line of Steamships or Cairns, Young & Noble. We have another onwer/flag for this.
 
About Builders
 Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
The yard had a number of owners until 1880 when Robert Foster set up a limited liability company with the Sunderland name. The yard made cargo-liners, steel colliers and tramps before moving into tankers in the mid 1880s. - - In the following decades a number of passenger/cargo liners were built. In 1903 the Admiral l'Hermite was launched form the yard: it was one of the largest ever made there. - - In the 1914 Directory: Listed as Iron Ship Builders of South Docks, Sunderland. A number of tramps were made up to World War I. During the war itself, eleven ships and 19 small naval craft were built of which two were gunboats. After building a cargo-liner and a few further tramps before the freight slump of the early 1920s. - - In 1923 no launches were made during 1923 and the yard stopped trading. The yard was demolished during the Depression years.

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