SS Appomattox (1893)

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History
Name:
  • Appomattox (1893-1910)
  • Seyyar (1910-16)
Owner:
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Steam Ship Company (1893-1902)
  • Elders and Fyffes (1902-10)
  • M. Gumuchdjian (1910-16)
Builder: Furness Withy, Middleton
Yard number: 199
Launched: 12 July 1893
Completed: September 1893
Fate: Sunk on 12 March 1916
General characteristics
Class and type: Banana boat
Tonnage: 2,875 GRT
Length: 345 ft 1.75 in (105.20 m)
Beam: 41 ft 4 in (12.60 m)
Propulsion: 1 x screw

SS Appomattox was a 3,338 ton banana boat of the Fyffes Line.

History[edit]

She was built in 1893 for the Chesapeake & Ohio Steam Ship Company (hence the Virginian name[1]) 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.[2]

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