Taunton

Bermuda,Caribbean

The steamer Taunton was built in Denmark in 1902 and was sold to A.F Klaveness in Sandefjord five years later. Under a journey from Norfolk to St.Georges loaded with coal she ran aground on Northern Reef 24.November 1920. The remains of Taunton rest today on a depth of 4 to 10 meter north of St. Davids Island.


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Taunton

228,5 x 32,6 x 22,3 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1329 grt
København ( DK ) 1901 Kristiania ( N )

32.29'.550 N 64.40'.510 W
( Source: Bermuda Attractions )

Picture: Taunton
Sverre Johansen

Timeline:
1901 Built as TAUNTON at A/S Burmeister & Wains 
Maskin- og Skibsbyggeri, København, Denmark for A/S Taunton
(A. F. Klaveness & Co.), Sandefjord. Launched 23/11
1902 Completedted in January. On timecharter to United Fruit Co
1907 A. F. Klaveness & Co. moved to Lysaker, Kristiania
1911 Registered in Kristiania
1912 Stranded 18/01 on Sand Island, Mobile Bay.
1916 Managers renamed A. F. Klaveness & Co. A/S.
1920 Wrecked 24/11 near Northern Reef, Bermuda