canadian SS Southern Foam (+1970)
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nationality canadian
purpose hunting
type whaler
propulsion steam
date built 1926
lifted lifted
weight (tons) 295  grt
dimensions 37.5 x 7.5 x -- m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
yard no. 828
IMO/Off. no. 139446
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 00/00/1970  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
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Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
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[2]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Southern Foam (FY1796_
period 1940 ~ 1946
IMO/Off. no.: 139446
[3]Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith
SS Southern Foam
period 1926 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 139446
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Allen Tony09/06/2013SS Southern Foam ran aground and was wrecked in Conception Bay, Newfoundland in 1970. She was sold to Dominion Metals Ltd. for breaking.

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About Builders
 Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
Smith's Dock Company who started at High Docks, South Shields, are often referred to simply as Smith's Dock, was a British shipbuilding company that became associated with South Bank in Middlesbrough on the River Tees in Northeast England, after opening an operation there in 1907.

Smiths Dock are perhaps most famous for preparing the design of the Flower class corvette, an anti-submarine convoy escort of WWII. In 1914 listed as Marine Engineers. During WWI the yard's output was 160 small ships. In the 1920's the yard began arc-welding along with riveting. Up to 1930 the yard mainly made colliers, tramps and cargo-liners.

In 1930 the yard entered the depression with a number of orders on its books. The worst year for the yard was 1932 when it was only able to launch one motor trawler. In 1931 the Stockton yard of Smiths Dock Co Ltd was purchased by National Shipbuilders Security for closure and dismantling. In 1936 the "Flower" class corvette based on the design of the whale-catcher Southern Pride, made its debut. 19 were made by the yard and 200 by other yards.

During the 1940s the yard made a number of cargo ships, tramps, colliers and the last case-oil carrier. In 1966 the yard was sold to Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson with the yard becoming part of the Swan Hunter Group later in the same year.

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