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Name: ASAMA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 13/09/1897
Completed: 12/1897
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 727
Dimensions: 4205grt, 2706nrt, 380.0 x 45.2 x 26.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 64 x 45ins), 326nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 106895
History:
12/1897 James Marke Wood, Liverpool
1909 Mrs A Wood (JR Broadfoot), Liverpool
1909 Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool
1913 Yamamoto Kisen Shokai Goshi Kaisha, Dairen; renamed ASAMA MARU
1916 Towa Koshi Gomei Kaisha, Dairen
1917 Dairen Towa Kisen KK, Dairen
1918 French Government; renamed LA CHAUSSADE
13/08/1918 Sank
Comments: 13/08/1918: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat UC27 when 20 miles
NE of La Galite on a voyage from Port Talbot to Bizerta


Shields Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 14/09/1897