british Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Ltd. (Royal Mail Lines) SS Nalon [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1915
weight (tons) 7206  grt
dimensions 134.11 x 17.07 x -- m
engine 2 x Quadruple expansion, dual shaft, 2 screws
speed 12  knots
yard no. 674
IMO/Off. no. 137478
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 06/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Russell & Co. Ltd., Greenock
last owner
[1]Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Ltd. (Royal Mail Lines), London
SS Nalon [+1940]
period 1932 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 137478
prev. owners
[2]Lamport & Holt Ltd. (W.J. Lamport & G. Holt, Brazil & River Plate Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.), Liverpool
SS Murillo
period 1915 ~ 1932
IMO/Off. no.: 137478
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2800 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 19/03/2008
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last update 19/03/2014
[1] Lettens Jan06/11/2009
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Allen Tony19/03/2008Nalon SS was a British Passenger/Cargo Vessel of 7,206 tons built in 1915 by Russell & Co Port Glasgow as the MURILLO SS for Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate SN Co. (Lamport & Holt Ltd), Liverpool. In 1929 she was purchased by Nelson SN Co., Liverpool. In 1932 she was renamed NALON SS. In 1933 she was acquired by Royal Mail Lines. On the 6th November 1940 when on route from Cape Town for the Clyde she was bombed by German aircraft and sunk W of Ireland.
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About Owners
Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Ltd. (Royal Mail Lines), London

Founded as the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company in 1839. Services between the UK and the Caribbean and Central America and North America.

Purchased the White Star Line in 1927.

In 1932, changed name to Royal Mail Line and re-organisation after scandal and losses.

In 1965 RML was purchased by Furness, Withy & Co.

Lloyd's reference: 1188.

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