british British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN SS Erinpura (+1943)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1911
weight (tons) 5128  grt
dimensions 125.3 x 16 x 7.53 m
material steel
engine 2 x triple expansion engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 1059  n.h.p.
speed 16  knots
yard no. 945
IMO/Off. no. 132998
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cause lost air raid
date lost 01/05/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN, London
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entered 18/07/2008
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Vleggeert Nico12/10/2008December 1911: Completed. Ambulance carrier WWI. On 15/06/1919: On voyage, Aden to Port Said, stranded on Mushjera Reef and remained fast for over a year. September 1920: Cut in two and the stern salvaged. Taken to Bombay where a new bow section, built by Denny, was attached. 1923: Returned to service. 01/05/1943: Sunk by air attack while trooping, Alexandria to Malta,
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British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN, London

Registered in 1856 as the Calcutta & Burmah Steam Navigation Co. and in 1862 became British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. In 1886 B.I. took control of the Australian S.N. Co. and their coastal services out of Brisbane. This became Australasian United S.N. Co. Apcar & Co., Calcutta with their fleet of five ships was taken over in 1912 and the five ships and the Australian company of Archibald Currie was absorbed in 1913. B.I. and P & O Steam Navigation Co. merged in 1914 but each kept their separate identities until 1971 when all ships came under the parent P&O company.

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 Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
Very famous builder from Dumbarton, established in 1840. Closed down in 1960. The elephant is symbol for the company's strength.
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