s.s. Goncalves Diaz (1859g/1902) Brazilian

nigelcollett
4th March 2006, 16:40
Hi all

This one will test your metal Bruce & Hugh.

The above vessel was in collision with the Explorer of T & J Harrison in 1906. (Obviously not the Goncalves Diaz (Ex Mormacsun) built in 1920 which was torpedoed by U-502 on the 24 May 1942).

I assume it could have been the same owners? Any ideas to it's fate?

Regards

NigelC

Bruce Carson
4th March 2006, 22:13
Nigel, I don't have a clue.

The later ship of the same name was a Hog Islander---I could give you a blow by blow description on her history---sale priced, 50% off and green stamps to boot.

Perhaps someone will come up with a history or a picture.

Bruce C.

Hugh MacLean
4th March 2006, 22:19
Nigel,

Like Bruce I admit defeat as well. However, dont despair I have sent your request on. Will let you know tomorrow.

Rgds

nigelcollett
5th March 2006, 10:44
Thanks for trying gents.

I will watch this space with baited breath Hugh

Regards

NigelC

gdynia
5th March 2006, 11:35
Hi all

This one will test your metal Bruce & Hugh.

The above vessel was in collision with the Explorer of T & J Harrison in 1906. (Obviously not the Goncalves Diaz (Ex Mormacsun) built in 1920 which was torpedoed by U-502 on the 24 May 1942).

I assume it could have been the same owners? Any ideas to it's fate?

Regards

NigelC

Nigel

Nothing on the Goncalves Diaz at present but Harrisons Explorer of that date was built in 1873 as the Crocus then purchased in 1877 from Graves,Ferguson and Company of Liverpool. In 1906 probally following the collision she was sold to Pacific Steam Navigation Company to be used as a Coal Hulk

Hugh MacLean
5th March 2006, 13:06
Hi Nigel,

Courtesy of Ted Finch at the Rootsweb Forum.

Built 1902 by Craig, Taylor & Co, Stockton as the ACHAIA for A. C. de
Freitas & Co, Hamburg. 1905 GONCALVES DIAZ Empreza Brasileira de Nav.
Freitas, Rio de Janeiro. 1907 SERGIPE Lloyd Brasileiro, Rio. 1936 hulked in
Brazil.

Rgds

nigelcollett
5th March 2006, 13:23
Tks Hugh

I really thought that one was going to be a dead duck

Many thanks also to Ted Finch

Regards

NigelC