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Could any members please advise who owned the tramp FANTEE b1920 5663 tgr by Howden/Northumberland.There is a photo on photoships.com.
sold 1933 ren AKTI. Collision 1938. Also details on the collision as AKTI.
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She was an F type 400ft shelter deck steamer fitted with tweeen decks.

Originally was to have a WAR **** name but was launched 21/11/1919 as FANTEE.
For Palmers

3/1933 sold and renamed AKTI
Owned by Kassos Steam Navigation Co.

4/12/1938 collision with LA PLATA 8056 grt off Ushant
Sank in position 4740N 0620W

AKTI was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Antwerp
 

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Built by Northumberland SB Co. Yard No: 277. O/No: 144410
399.5x53.0x32.8 feet. One 3-cyl triple expansion steam engine. 11 knots
21.11.1919. Launched, un-named, for the Shipping Controller.
04.03.1920 Completed for Elder Dempster & Co as "FANTEE"
04.1920 Collided with and sank Richard Hughes' coaster "White Rose"
01.1932 Laid up in Blackwater River
22.03.1933 Sold to Kassos SN Co.Ltd, Syra. Renamed "Akti"
04.12.1938 Collided with Hamburg Sud-Amerika's "La Plata" and sank
Jan Hendrick's photo @ No5 is the one.
John
 

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Sorry, I should have added the following:
AKTI was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Antwerp with a cargo of ore when she was involved in the collision off Ushant. She sank in position
47.40N x 06.20W.
John
 

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Sorry to intrude here, but I was looking for anything on the Fantee in the EDs file and this was the only one that came up so I hope you will bear with me.

Initially I was interested in the story of Mary Slessor the missionary and was in theDundee. Library this afternoon, where they have a collection of her letters, What drew my attention was one for October 1907, which was written from the Fantee.

I knew of a vessel called the Fantee which they told me when I joined EDs of one of their vessels of that name that was lost offLands End, just before the war? When she attempted a very silly thing of trying to pass between Lands End and the Scilly Islands. I thought I might find verification of the story on here. Can anybody help.

Incidentally the history of Mary Slessor is a brilliant read and I would welcome any contributions on here.
 
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