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Name: CEIBA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/02/1911
Completed: 04/1911
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 850
Dimensions: 1462grt, 828nrt, 270.4 x 39.2 x 16.6ft; (1915: 1698grt, 309.6ft)
Engines: T3cyl (23, 39 & 66 x 42ins), 347nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 129637
History:
03/04/1911 Emerald Steamship Co Ltd (J Maxton), Belfast
1913 Vaccaro Bros SS Co Ltd (S D'Antoni), Ceiba
1920 Ceiba SS Co (Vaccaro Bros & Co), Ceiba
1924 Mexican American Fruit & SS Corporation, Ceiba
1928 American Fruit & SS Corporation (Standard Fruit & SS Corp), Ceiba
1933 Seaboard SS Corporation (Standard Fruit & SS Corp), Ceiba
17/03/1942 Sank
Accommodation for 30 x passengers
Comments: 1915: Lengthened to 309.6ft, 1698grt
1915: Lengthened to 309.6ft, 1698grt
17/03/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U124, 100 miles E of Cape Hatteras
On a voyage from Kingston, Jamaica to New York


Jarrow Express, Friday, 10/10/1911