australian Melbourne Steamship Co. Ltd. SV Casablanca (+1950)
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nationality australian
purpose transport
type barque - bark
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1868
weight (tons) 547  grt
dimensions 52.5 x 8.5 x 5.3 m
material iron
rigging 3 masts
yard no. 106
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cause lost scuttled
date lost 16/02/1950  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Royden Thos & Sons - Indra Line - Santa Clara SS Co., Liverpool
Melbourne Steamship Co. Ltd., Melbourne
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Lettens Jan14/05/2008CASABLANCA; Barque; 547 tons; Length: 52.5 m.; Owned by Melbourne Steamship Co. Ltd., Melbourne; Built at J. Royden & Sons in 1868. Registered at Melbourne. Registration no. Melbourne 12/1912.

On 16 February 1950, CASABLANCA with a cargo of none, was lost.
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About Builders
 Royden Thos & Sons - Indra Line - Santa Clara SS Co., Liverpool
Started in 1800 in Liverpool as wooden shipbuilders, and like many builders of the time, gradually became ship owners.

Royden traded to India, South America, New Zealand and Australia.

Stopped with ship building in 1893 with the introduction of the steamers.

The company formed the Indra Line in 1901. Mainly trading with New York and the Far East.

Ceased to exist, when purchased by the Ocean Steamship Co. of Alfred Holt & Co. in 1915.

Lloyd's reference no. 1633.

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