british Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing SS New Sevilla [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose hunting (prev. transport)
type whale factory (ex-ocean liner)
propulsion steam
date built 1900
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status
live live
details
weight (tons) 13801  grt
dimensions 172.2 x 19.3 x 14.6 m
engine 2 x Quadruple expansion
power 641  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 332
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 20/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 667
about people
builder
Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
engine by
Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
last owner
[1]Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith
SS New Sevilla [+1940]
period 1930 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]White Star Line, Oceanic Steam Nav. Co., Ismay, Liverpool
SS Runic (II)
period 1900 ~ 1930
captain Richard Black Chisholm
no. of crew 284
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 05/12/2007
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 04/05/2013
 
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Allen Tony05/12/2007New Sevilla SS was a British whale factory of 13,801 tons built in 1900. She was formerly called RUNIC in 1930. She was owned by SALVESEN & CO LTD. SEVILLA WHALING CO LTD.

On the 20th September 1940 when on route from LIVERPOOL for ARUBA and SOUTH GEORGIA carrying a cargo of whaling stores whe was torpedoed by U-138 and sunk. 2 crew lost from a total complement of 285.
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About Owners
 
Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith

The South Georgia Co. Ltd. was formed in 1916 where as the parent company dates from 1846 when the Norwegian brothers Christian and Theodore Salvesen set up business in Edinburgh. Involved in whaling and shipping. Stopped with shipping in 1990.
 
About Builders
 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Harland and Wolff was formed in 1861 by Edward James Harland and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. Based in Belfast at Queen’s Island, Harland and Wolff are a huge and very important shipbuilding company. The shipbuilding complex is only one of two yards left in the U.K. capable of building large merchant ships. The yard was most well known for building high-class transatlantic passenger liners and was considered to be the best in the world. The company has built over 1700 ships at four yards and has been in operation for over 135 years.

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