british Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co. SS Loanda [+1908]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1891
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status
live live
details
weight (tons) 2702  grt
dimensions 99.9 x 12 x 6.7 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 253  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 186
about the loss
cause lost collision
other reasons foundered
date lost 31/05/1908  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Naval Construction & Armament Co. Ltd., Barrow-In-Furness
owner
Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 22 max. / 12 min. (m)
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protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
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Lettens Jan02/08/2011
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Depth between 12 and 22 meter. In the open holds: lots of decorative glazed beads, clay pipes, bottles of champaign, wine, gin and perfume. Bell has been recovered. Upright and 7m high, exposed engines. Not so much fish, but lots of lobsters. As the wreck is near to the coast, the visibility is a bit less than other wrecks in the neighbourhood: around 4 to 5m, sometimes less.

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Lettens Jan31/05/2009

Unfortunately, the wreck has been salvaged by an amateur diver from Belgium, hereby using explosives and recovering 1000s of the beautiful clay pipes. There is not so much pipes to see anymore and many lay broken into pieces.

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Lettens Jan06/08/2007Built: 1891; 2.702 tons, 328ft, 253 hp Triple-expansion engine Steamer. She was sunk while travelling from Hamburg to South Africa in 1908 after hitting a Russian steamer Junona. Cargo: Hundreds of cases of gin, rum, champagne and barrels of gunpowder. Thousands of newly minted shillings presumed aboard but not borne out by manifest.
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About Owners
 
Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. - African Steamship Co., Liverpool

Elder Dempster was a private partnership controlled by Sir Alfred Jones . He died in 1909 and his various holdings were sold to Sir Owen Cosby Philipps and Lord Pirrie who formed Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd.

The group collapsed in 1931 and was reformed as Elder Dempster Holdings Ltd with the Elder Dempster fleet managed by Holts. 1953 Elder Dempster Lines Holdings changed its name to Liner Holdings and in 1965 ownership was taken over by Ocean Steamship Co. Ltd. The fleets owned by this company, now known as Ocean Transport & Trading Co. Ltd were increasingly integrated after 1974.

The Elder Dempster Line was sold to the French Company Société Navale Chargeurs Delmas-Vieljeux in 1989 but without the ships at which point Ocean Transport & Trading withdrew from deep-sea shipowning.

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