panamanian SS Florida (+1940)
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general
nationality panamanian
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1903
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1435  grt
dimensions 73.15 x 10.97 x -- m
engine 1 triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 12  knots
yard no. 280
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 02/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Mackie & Thomson & Co., Glasgow
engine by
Hutson & Sons, Ltd, Glasgow
last owner
[1]Cia. Diana de Vapores, Panama
SS Florida (+1940)
period 1940 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Courtage & Transports S.A., Le Havre
SS Florida
period 1939 ~ 1940
[3]Bland M. H. & Co. - Bland Line, Gibraltar
SS Gibel Zerjon
period 1928 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 153725
[4]Muller W. H. & Co. (Wm. H. Müller & Co), Rotterdam
SS Batavier VI
period 1903 ~ 1928
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.)
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 02/06/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 12/02/2014
 
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Allen Tony02/06/2008Florida SS was a Panamanian Passenger/Cargo Steamer of 1,435 tons built in 1903 by Mackie & Thomson, Govan, Yard No 280 as the BATAVIER VI for Wm. H.Muller, Rotterdam. She was powered by a steam triple expansion engine 3 cylinder giving 169 nhp. Engines by Hutson & Co., Glasgow. She had several owners. 1928 M.H.Bland, Gibraltar renamed GIBEL ZERJON. 1939 Courtage et Transports, Paris renamed FLORIDA.

1940 Cia. Diana de Vapores, Panama. On the 2nd June 1940 she ran ashore near Cape Spartel, Morocco in a sinking condition when on route from Casablanca for Marseille. Declared a total loss.
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 Stuart Cameron, clydesite.co.uk


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 Mackie & Thomson & Co., Glasgow
The "Old Yard" lay unoccupied until it was acquired by Messrs. Mackie & Thomson in October 1888 and was called the Govan Shipbuilding Yard. Mackie & Thomson built over 300 hundred vessels at the "Old Yard" including two of the largest sailing barques ever built in Govan.
 
 
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