british Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing SS Brandon [+1939]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1917
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 6668  grt
dimensions 125.6 x 17.1 x 10.4 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 600  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 08/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.9rank: 654
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builder
Thompson Joseph L. & Sons, Sunderland
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[1]Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith
SS Brandon [+1939]
period 1923 ~ 1939
prev. owners
[2]Canadian Pacific Steamships (Canadian Pacific Ocean Serv., Canadian Pacific Nav., Canadian Pacific Railway), Liverpool
SS Bredon
period 1923 ~ 1923
[3]Harris & Dixon - Century Shipping Co.- Brinkburn S.S. Co. - Cornhill S.S. Co. - Lunsford S.S. Co., London
SS Holbrook
period 1917 ~ 1923
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 103 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 27/08/2008
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Allen Tony24/02/2009Brandon SS was a British Steam Cargo vessel built in 1917. She was formerly called BREDON (1923) and HOLLBROOK (1923). She was owned by THE SOUTH GEORGIA CO LTD and was on route from CARDIFF for PORT EVERGLADES, FLORIDA when she was torpedoed by U-48 on the 8th Decmber 1939 about 120 miles due W of Lands End. 9 crew were lost.
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Salvesen Christian - The South Georgia Co., Sevilla Whaling - Southern Whaling & Sealing, Leith

The South Georgia Co. Ltd. was formed in 1916 where as the parent company dates from 1846 when the Norwegian brothers Christian and Theodore Salvesen set up business in Edinburgh. Involved in whaling and shipping. Stopped with shipping in 1990.
 
About Builders
 Thompson Joseph L. & Sons, Sunderland
Joseph L. Thompson and Sons of Sunderland was established in 1846 by Robert Thompson. They became the largest and most famous of all the shipbuilding yards. Based in North Sands and located in an arc around to the North dock. Thompson set up the company at North Sands with his three sons and manufactured their first small sailing ship. In 1854 Thompson's son of the same name left the company to set up his own yard: Robert Thompson and Sons. The yard changed its name to Joseph L. Thompson in February 1871. Joseph L. Thompson retired in 1875 and his three sons Robert, Joseph Lowes and Charles carried on the business. In 1954 the yard became a subsidiary of Sunderland Shipbuilding, Dry Dock and Engineering Co. This was made up of the Thompson, Laing and Crown yards and the repairer T. W. Greenwell and Co. In 1961 the company changed its name to Doxford and Sunderland Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. ---- J. L. Thompson’s yard was finally closed in 1979, although the fitting out quay was used by Doxford’s and Laing’s. The last ever launch took place at the North Sands yard on 24th May 1979.

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