Roraima

Martinique,Caribbean

The steamer Ghazee was laid down by Aitken & Mansel in Scotland, and was launched in 1883 for Mogul Line Ltd. She was seventeen years later sold to the Canadian Steamhip Company and renamed to Roraima. While she laid at anchor in
the harbor in Martinique in late April 1902, the volcano Pelée on the island got active. 8. May the volcano erupted in a devastating blast of ash and lava that totally laid waste to the town of Saint Pierre and killed around 30 000 people. Roraima who laid in the harbor loaded with potassium, soon caught fire and burned for three full days before she disappeared in the deep. The wreck rest today about three hundred meter from shore on a depth of 37 to 55 meter. Also see the wrecks of the barque Tamaya and Terese Lo Vico.


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Roraima
Ghazee
103,6 x 11,6 x 6,0 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2712 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1883 Quebeq ( CA )


Picture: Roraima
Originally from skovheim.org

 
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