british British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN Hymettus SS (1913~1926) Seiun Maru (+1937)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1906
weight (tons) 4606  grt
dimensions 122 x 15.9 x -- m
engine 1 triple expansion engine
speed 12  knots
yard no. 785
IMO/Off. no. 120730
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cause lost collision
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date lost 28/07/1937  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
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[1]Harada Kisen
Seiun Maru (+1937)
period 1926 ~ 1937
IMO/Off. no.: 31353
last owner
[2]British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN, London
SS Hymettus
period 1913 ~ 1926
IMO/Off. no.: 120730
prev. owners
[3]Currie A. & Co., Melbourne
SS Hymettus
period 1906 ~ 1913
IMO/Off. no.: 120730
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last update 07/12/2013
[1] Allen Tony12/07/2011
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Allen Tony12/07/2011SS Seiun Maru was a Japanese passenger/cargo steamer of 4,606 grt. On the 28th July 1937 she was in collision with the SS Benmohr off Choshi and sank the following day. She was on route from Sakhalin for Kawasaki with a cargo of coal.
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 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Original founders: Brothers Charles Mark and George Palmer from Jarrow, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. - - - Charles Palmer established a yard at Jarrow in 1851 and built its first iron collier 'The John Bowes' in the following year. It was the first ever sea-going screw collier and was built for shipping coal to London.
Palmers were also famed for building the first rolled armour plates for warships in 1854.

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