ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
DIAMANTE
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAMER
Date
1899
Official Number
8760
Description
Yard Number: 290
Date of Build/Launch: January 1899

Subsequent Names: SANTO MARU

Steel spar deck passenger and cargo steamer

Steam triple expansion engine, 22" x 35" x 58" with 39" stroke. 1587 i.h.p.

Boiler:
Number: 2 single ended
Heating Area (ft2): 3600
Diameter: 14'6"
Length: 10'4"
Furnaces: 6
Pressure (p.s.i.) 165

Propeller:
Diameter: 14'4"
Type: Solid
Material: Cast iron

Construction: Steel Screw. Triple acting 3 cylinder steam engine by Hall Russell & Co. Aberdeen of 257 H.P. 1 deck (wood sheathed) and spar deck (steel and teak sheathed). Web frames.
Water ballast in cellular double bottom tank - 249 tons Fore Peak Tank 60 tons After Peak Tank 31 tons. 4 bulkheads.
Special Survey in Hong Kong in 1903 suggests change of owner to Nippon Yusen Kabushikikaisha or Japan Mail Steamship Co. Ltd with officers at 1, Yurakucho Iotchome, Tokio (sic), Japan and at 4 Lloyds Avenue, London, E.C.
Japanese Captain in 1910 was Y. Kamoshita.
Captain M. Matsuda appointed in 1919.

1930: Lloyd's Register gives owner as Ozaki Kisenkk of 3 Nancho, Honden, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan.
1937: Lloyd's Register gives owner as Osaki Takeichiro of 76 Hirotani, Hyogo-Ken, Japan and indicates that the vessel has a British Board of Trade Passenger certificate or its equivalent in other countries.
1939: Lloyd's Register gives owner as Sakai Kisen of Kobe, Japan.
No further mention in Lloyd's Register of Shipping after 1946.


History, Comments & Sources:

Order Book: -
"Santo Maru" entered in red ink in HR/2/3/1

Water ballast in cellular double bottom tank 249 tons. Fore Peak 60 tons.
Aft Peak 31 tons. 4 bulkheads. w
1903: Special survey at Hong Kong suggests change of owner to Nippon Yusen Kabushikikaisha or Japan Mail Steamship Co. Ltd. w
1930: Owners Ozaki Kisenkk, 3 Nancho, Honden, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan. w
1937: Owners Osaki Takeichiro, 76 Hirotani, Hyogo-Ken, Japan w
1939: Owners as Sakai Kisen, Kobe, Japan. w
No further mention in Lloyd's Register of Shipping after 1946. w

02/08/1945 A SANTO MARU was sunk by USAAF mine off Niigata, Japan Japan, 37°57´N, 139°04´E, and this cannot have been the SANTOS MARU (an OSK motorship of 1925) as she was sunk by US submarine in 1944 and had been renamed MANJU MARU in 1943: - http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?136376
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
China & Manila Steamship Co. Ltd, Hong Kong
Dimensions
length 261' x breadth 37 1/12' x depth 25 9/12'
gross tonnage: 1980 ton

  © 2006 - 2018 Aberdeen City Council