british SS Kaupo (+1940)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo - bulk carrier (ex-cargo ship)
propulsion steam
date built 1888
lifted lifted
weight (tons) 2408  grt
dimensions 91.3 x 12.4 x 6.4 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 2 boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 1500  h.p.
yard no. 18
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 10/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
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Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
last owner
[1]British Government, London
SS Kaupo (+1940)
period 1940 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Jensen Chr., Riga
SS Kaupo
period 1927 ~ 1940
[3]Jensen H.
SS Dorte Jensen
period 1925 ~ 1927
[4]British Dominion Investment Corp, Montreal
SS Paipoonge
period 1919 ~ 1924
[5]Collingwood Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Collingwood (Ont)
period 1918 ~ 1919
[6]Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal
SS Paipoonge
period 1917 ~ 1918
[7]Canadian Northwest Transportation Co. Ltd., Port Arthur (Ontario)
period 1912 ~ 1917
[8]Hanna L. C.
SS Corona
period 1888 ~ 1913
[9]Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland
period 1901 ~ 1912
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depth (m.)
war grave
[2] Bowling Green State University
entered by Allen Tony
entered 21/07/2011
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Allen Tony21/07/2011Kaupo SS was a Norwegian cargo steamer of 2,408grt. On the 10th June 1940 she was scuttled at Dieppe.
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About Builders
 Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Globe Iron Works, (GIW), was originally a foundry, started in 1853 as Sanderson & Company: it was acquired and renamed by Henry Coffinberry, Robert Wallace and John Pankhurst in 1869. In 1871, these three acquired a 50% interest in a wooden shipbuilder at the foot of Elm Street, called Stevens & Presley, later George Presley & Company. In 1880, the three investors started a new shipyard to build steel ships. This yard was on the Old River, where the foot of West 49th Street would be if it went that far, and was originally called Globe Shipbuilding Company, (GSBC). The first three GSBC hulls were built for them by Presley while the new yard was under construction. In 1886, GIW and GSBC were merged under the GIW name. In 1887, GIW bought out Presley and renamed his yard Cleveland Dry Dock Company, (CDDC). In 1888, GIW bought William H. Radcliffe's shipyard at the foot of West 45th Street and the nearby Shipowners Dry Dock Company, which was at the foot of West 54th Street. In 1887, Coffinberry and Wallace sold their interests in GIW to M. A. Hanna and started a completely separate shipyard, Cleveland Shipbuilding. In 1899, all the GIW yards along the Old River became part of The American Ship Building Company, later becoming known as AmShip Cleveland. The yard closed after WWII but part of it is now home to Great Lakes Towing's shipyard

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