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S.S. Bantu


 
Gross Tonnage:4,230Net:2,655
Dimensions:360' 0" x 47' 0" x 28' 3"MC Type:
 
Builder:Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd.
Newcastle, England
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
710

1901
Engines:3SB, 9cf, GS144, HS7599 FDEngine Builder:WllsndSlpwy Co. Ltd.
Newcastle, England
Navigation:ElecLight, WirelessDecks, etc.:2 Decks(1 Stl-UIrn) & Deep Framing

Began Isthmian Service:1910Ended Isthmian Service:1929

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1901
114778
BantuBucknall SS Lines, Ltd.
London
SRNF
LondonBritish
1910
212571
BantuIsthmian S.S. Co.
London
LDPR
LondonBritish
1915
212571
BantuU.S. Steel Products Co.
New York
LDPR
New YorkUS
1929
80505
OrpheusP. Hadjilias & Others
Syra, Greece
 
SyraGreek

Events:
1910: BANTU acquired for 24,000 pounds from Bucknall Steamship Lines, Ltd.
9/12/14: First Isthmian vessel to be U.S. flagged in New York.
10/11/17: Requisitioned by War Department in New York.
1/27/18: Refloated after being aground in Delaware Bay just below Marcus Hook for 2 weeks; major part of the cargo had to be removed. Vessel towed to Philadelphia with repairs taking 2 1/2 months in Philadelphia shipyard.
7/7/19: Returned to Isthmian by the Shipping Board in New York.
6/25/29: Leaves New York on final voyage under Capt. A.A. Lang for Valparaiso. After discharging, Greeks take over.

Disposition DateComments
1930Q4 - Reported broken up by Lloyd's Casualty Report. Broken up at Blyth on the Northeast Coast of England by Hughes Bolckow Shipbreaking Co., Ltd., arriving October 3, 1930.

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