british Leyland Frederick & Co. Ltd. SS Bohemian (+1920)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1900
weight (tons) 5544  grt
dimensions 156.1 x 17.7 x 10.5 m
engine triple expansion engine, 4 masts
power 807  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 386
IMO/Off. no. 113400
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
other reasons gale/storm
date lost 01/03/1920  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.6rank: 659
about people
Stephen & Sons Ltd., Alexander Stephen, Glasgow
Leyland Frederick & Co. Ltd., Liverpool
captain Hiscoe
no. of crew 115
no. of passengers 65
about the wreck
depth (m.) 22.9 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 26/04/2008
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last update 09/09/2012
Lettens Jan14/01/2012
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Lettens Jan19/01/2012Bohemian SS

5544 tons; 512x58.2x34.3 ft.; Decks: steel with web frames; bridge 225; upper bridge 266´; focsle 99´ shelter aft 20´´ shelter fwd 30´; flat keel; bar keel 3´; 9 bulkheads, cemented; water ballast; cell. double bottom aft 142´ fwd 154´ 1350 tons; APT 39 tons Four masts; Three decks; Steel hull; Built at Glasgow, United Kingdom. Registered at Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. Registration no. 113400.

Bohemian was on voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, United States to Liverpool, England. On the 1st March 1920, BOHEMIAN, with a crew of 115, 65 passengers and general cargo, struck Black Rock (Broad Braker Rock) in a storm, off Sambro Island and sank. Of the 180 people on board, 6 died.
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unknown member02/09/2013[EN]

Bohemian SS (+1920) document

Would love to see the ships manifest with my grandmother and fathers name on it. I have been searching for the document for a decade.

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Bohemian SS (+1920) document

The ship’s binoculars where passed down to me from my father and grandmother that the Capt of the ship gave to my Grandmother after hitting ground offshore of Sambro, NS in 1920.

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Redmond Marc26/07/2011[EN]

Discharge Book

A photo of my Grandfathers Discharge Book showing his service on the SS Bohemian between May 14th 1919 and June 16th 1919

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About Owners
Leyland Frederick & Co. Ltd., Liverpool

The Leyland Line (Frederick Leyland & Co., Ltd.), founded in 1900, belonged to the Morgan-trust, based in Liverpool. Also based in West Hartlepool with Wilsons & Furness-Leyland Line Ltd
About Builders
 Stephen & Sons Ltd., Alexander Stephen, Glasgow
Alexander Stephen and Sons Limited, often referred to simply as Alex Stephens, was a Scottish shipbuilding company based in Linthouse, Govan in Glasgow, on the River Clyde. Alexander Stephen, a member of the third generation of the family, merged the Aberdeen and Arbroath businesses in 1828 and then, after closing the Aberdeen yard in 1829, moved production to the Panmure yard in Dundee in 1842. In 1850 part of the business was transferred to Kelvinhaugh yard, now known as Yorkhill Quay, near Glasgow. The Arbroath yard finally closed in 1857. Then in 1870 the business moved to Linthouse near Glasgow.

In a tragic disater in 1883, the Daphne, a steamer, capsized after its launch from the yard, and 124 workers lost their lives. The Dundee shipyard was sold in 1893. In 1968, Stephens was incorporated into Upper Clyde Shipbuilders and was closed after the latter organisation collapsed in 1971.

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