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From: "Ted Finch" <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Steamships/ Elder Dempster Line
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 09:00:27 -0000
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There is a guide to tracing records of 20th century seamen at
Click on United Kingdom / Merchant Navy. You should also read the article on
"Logs, agreements and crew lists" at the same site.

I suspect that your ship was the DOURO, here are details

1,603 gross tons, length 255ft x beam 34.6ft, one funnel, two masts, single
screw, speed 9 knots. Built by Wm.Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, she was
completed in Dec.1881 as the CONGELLA for Bullard, King & Co. Sold to
Ellerman & Papayanni Line in 1910 and renamed DOURO. On 5th Sep.1915 she was
captured and sunk by gunfire in the Atlantic 79 miles SW x W from Bishop
Rock in position 48.55N 07.48W by the German submarine U.20 while en route
the Clyde to Port Natal with general cargo. [Merchant Fleets vol.16 by
Duncan Haws] [British Merchant Ships Sunk by U-Boats in the 1914-1918 War by
A. J. Tennent]

Hope this helps

----- Original Message -----
From: Christine Beyga <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 8:24 PM
Subject: [TSL] Steamships/ Elder Dempster Line

> I am trying to find my husbands Grandfather Joseph Beyga, we can find no
> record of him in any lists!! We have tried all the records at Southampton
> UK, although he did marry in Liverpool in 1914, we can find no trace of
> all we know is that he was a seaman for the Elder Dempster and Ellermans
> Lines and also that he was on a ship that was torpedoed, my father in law
> insists this ship was called the DORO, we cannot find any trace of that,
> although we did find a DORA that was hit by a torpedo but that was an
> American Steamship, I am sooooo frustrated by constantly hitting a brick
> wall!! Can any one advise or help me?
> Many Thanks in anticipation
> Christine Beyga
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