yugoslavian Jugoslavenski Lloyd Akcionarsko Drustvo SS Vidovdan (+1939)
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nationality yugoslavian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class Rheinfels class cargo (1906 ger.)
propulsion steam
date built 1906
weight (tons) 5576  grt
dimensions 128.8 x 16.8 x 6.3 m
material steel
engine 1 x 4 cyl. quadruple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 2600  i.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 760
IMO/Off. no. 139050
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 15/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
last owner
[1]Jugoslavenski Lloyd Akcionarsko Drustvo, Zagreb
SS Vidovdan (+1939)
period 1928 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 139050
prev. owners
[2]Atlantska Plovidba, Dubrovnik
SS Vidovdan
period 1925 ~ 1928
SS Braunfels
period 1920 ~ 1925
[4]British Government, London
SS Braunfels
period 1914 ~ 1920
IMO/Off. no.: 139050
[5]Deutsche Dampfschifffahrts Gesellschaft Hansa, Bremen
Braunfels II
period 1906 ~ 1914
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Lettens Jan09/07/2011
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Lettens Jan09/07/2011On December 15th, 1939, the Yugoslavian Vidovdan was on a voyage from Moji, Japan to Surabaja, Dutch Indies, when she ran aground off Natuna Island and was declared a total loss.

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About Builders
 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.

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