panamanian SS Boka [+1940]
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general
nationality panamanian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1920
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 5560  grt
dimensions 121.9 x 15.8 x 8.8 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 414  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 72
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 20/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.8rank: 654
about people
builder
Canadian Vickers Ltd., Quebec
last owner
[1]Cia Centro Americana De Navegacion Ltda, Panama
SS Boka [+1940]
period 1936 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Canadian Government, Vancouver
SS Canadian Planter
period 1920 ~ 1936
captain
complement 36
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 05/12/2007
last update Allen Tony
last update 22/11/2011
 
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Allen Tony05/12/2007Boka SS was a Panamanian Cargo steamer built in 1920 and of 5,560 tons. On the 20th September 1940 when on route from BARRY for SIERRA LEONE and TAKORADI carrying a cargo of coal she was torpedoed by U-138 and sunk. 8 crew missing and 26 saved.
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