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Alberta (1900)

Postby shipstamps » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:23 pm


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Built 1900 John Brown, Clydebank for London and South Western Railway, Southampton. 1124Gt. Triple exp engines of 292shp. 2 screws 19.5 knts. A Royal Mail steamer on service between Southampton and Channel Is. For 30 years inc the whole of WWI. Sold to Greek buyer 1930 name changed to MYKALI revertin back to ALBERTA 1931. Bombed and sunk at Salamis in 1941.
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Re: Alberta (1900)

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:54 pm

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Built as a ferry under yard No. 346 by J. Brown & Co. Ltd., Glasgow for the London & South Western Railway Co, Southampton.
Launched under the name ALBERTA.
Tonnage 1.216 gross, 460 net, 240 dwt., dim. 270.0 x 35.6 x 14.6ft. (draught)
Powered by two triple expansion steam engines, 5.500 hp, twin screws, speed 19.5 knots.
Passenger accommodation for 747 passengers.
May 1900 delivered to owners.

After delivery used in the ferry service between Weymouth and the Channel Islands, her maiden voyage was on 02 June 1900 to Jersey.
July 1920 grounded on the rocks off Guernsey, but was able to refloat on her own power, leaking and listing she arrived safely in St Peter Port.
1923 Managed by the Southern Railway in Southampton.
1929 Out of service. During her Channel Island service she carried nearly three-quarters of a million passengers during her 28½ years in service.
1930 Sold to D.Inglessi fils, S.A. Nav. de Samos at Samos, Greece, renamed in MYKALI.
Used in the service from Lesbos to Chios-Piraeus.
1935 Renamed again by owners in ALBERTA.

23 April 1941 during the invasion of the German forces in Greece was she lost during a bombing raid by German planes on Salamis.

Source: A Century of Cross-Channel passenger ferries by Ambrose Greenway. Register of Merchant Ships completed in 1900.

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Re: Alberta (1900)

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:19 pm

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