SS Appomattox (1893)
|Builder:||Furness Withy, Middleton|
|Launched:||12 July 1893|
|Fate:||Sunk on 12 March 1916|
|Class and type:||Banana boat|
|Length:||345 ft 1.75 in (105.20 m)|
|Beam:||41 ft 4 in (12.60 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 x screw|
She was built in 1893 for the Chesapeake & Ohio Steam Ship Company (hence the Virginian name) and sold to Elders & Fyffes in 1902. She undertook occasional work for the United Fruit Company until 1910, when she was sold to M. Gumuchdjian, of Turkey and renamed Seyyar. She was sunk off Karasu by Russian warships on 12 March 1916.
Notes and references
- Merchant Navy Nostalgia, Elders & Fyffes, Ian Coombe, Montreal. Accessed 2007-10-10.
- The Ships List, Elders & Fyffes, S Swiggum & M kohli. Accessed 2007-10-10.
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