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S.S. Bessemer City


 
Gross Tonnage:5,686Net:3,450
Dimensions:441' 7" x 56' 0" x 30' 0"MC Type:
 
Builder:Chickasaw Shipbuilding & Car Co.
Chickasaw, AL
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
7

1921
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screwed ShaftEngine Builder:Federal Shipbuilding Co.
Kearny, NJ
Navigation:ElecLight, WirelessDecks, etc.:2 Decks 3tr B, Fitted for Oil Fuel

Began Isthmian Service:1921Ended Isthmian Service:1936

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1921
221032
Bessemer CityU.S. Steel Products Co.
New York
MCKJ
New YorkUS
1930
221032
Bessemer CityAugust: Isthmian Lines, Inc.
New York
MCKJ
New YorkUS
1933
221032
Bessemer CityIsthmian Lines, Inc.
New York
KDOF
New YorkUS

Events:


Disposition DateComments
193611/1 - Stranded off the Coast of Cornwall, near St. Ives, England, voyage New Westminster to London, carrying general cargo, 33 on board, 0 lives lost. Vessel broke in two and became a total loss. Axel Herman was the Master who never sailed again for Isthmian.

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