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Category:Southern Empress (ship, 1914)

ShipEdit

  • Type: Whale factory ship
  • Tonnage: 12,398 tons
  • Built by: William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland

HistoryEdit

  • 1914 Built as steam tanker San Jeronimo for Eagle Oil and Shipping Co
  • 1928 Converted to the whale factory ship Renamed: Southern Empress for Southern Whaling & Sealing Co Ltd, London. Owner Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh Flag: United Kingdom. Homeport: Leith
  • 1942-10-14 Sunk by U-221 (Hans-Hartwig Trojer)
  • Position 53.40N, 40.40W - Grid AJ 9327
  • Complement 125 (48 dead and 77 survivors).
  • Convoy SC-104
  • Route New Orleans - New York (3 Oct) - Glasgow
  • Cargo 11700 tons of fuel oil and a deck cargo of 21 landing craft
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