PS Bruselas (1911)

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PS Bruselas
Career (Argentina) Argentina
Owner: Compañía Argentina de Navigation (Nicolás Mihanovich) Ltda, Buenos Aires
Builder: A. & J. Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland
Yard number: 297
Launched: 9 November 1911
Completed: December 1911
Decommissioned: Scrapped in 1972 but only deleted from register in 1982
General characteristics
Length: 273 feet 9 inches
Beam: 37 feet 1 inch
Draught: 8 feet 6 inches

The PS Bruselas was built by A. & J. Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow, Scotland and launched in 1911 for Compañía Argentina de Navigation (Nicolás Mihanovich) Ltda, Buenos Aires.[1]

Ownership[edit]

She was owned by the Croatian entrepreneur Nicolás Mihanovich, who had established a substantial local shipping business in Argentina. However, during the First World War he experienced some unforeseen political difficulties like other Europeans who had settled overseas. Thus he formed a new company in 1909 in London, Argentine Navigation Co (Nicholas Mihanovich) Ltd, to raise capital to fund the purchase of British built river and coastal passenger steamers. As Croatia was part of the Austrian Empire and therefore at war with Britain, the 72 year old Mihanovich, decided to sell the British company and its Argentinean subsidiaries to a group of Philipps companies. On the sales date the group of his Argentinean companies owned 71 vessels, including passenger ships, tugs and barges. The companies’ main services were an overnight express route from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and a passenger service up-river to Rosario.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shipping Times: Launched 1911 - PS Bruselas.
  2. ^ Nicholas Mihanovich - Argentine Navigation.