Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS

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davidships
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Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS

Post by davidships » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:51 am

Digging a bit for the origins of this schooner
https://www.historisches-marinearchiv.d ... _value=572
This looks to be the one:

schooner J. MILLER
390grt 357nrt
built 1918 Osmond O'Brien, Noel, Nova Scotia, Canada (last ship from this yard)
13/12/1918 first registered at Maitland, Nova Scotia as J. MILLER, ON 138640
owner: Bacalieu Shipping Co Ltd, St John's, Newfoundland
1919 re-registered at St John's, Newfoundland

Belfast Newsletter, 27/11/1919
"A Patras telegram reports that the Nova Scotian schooner J. Miller, with a cargo of fish from Newfoundland, has been wrecked in consequence of stranding at Point Cape Patras. She has been abandoned by the master. Position dangerous. The ship is under water."

The Evening Advocate, St John's, Newfoundland, 17/1/1920
"Capt. J. Petite and crew of the schooner J. Miller, which was lost near Patras, arrived home last night by the Rosalind[*]. The vessel left here on October 24th with a cargo of codfish from A. H. Murray & Co. Ltd., for Patras and made the run across in 25 days. The Cape was sighted but while standing off she struck a sand bank about a mile off the shore. An effort was made to refloat her by jettisoning some of the cargo, but proved unsuccessful and at 8 o'clock in the evening the crew left her for the land. They returned on board next morning and for five days stood by the vessel but as it was impossible to secure the assistance of a tug from Patras, she had to be abandoned."

* Rosalind: http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ref=4411

There will be a fuller description of J. MILLER in the Maitland and St John's register books (transcripts in TNA Kew) and probably in 1919 & 1920 Lloyd's Registers, but these inaccessible to me at present.
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Aris
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Re: Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS

Post by Aris » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:19 pm

Very interesting David. Unfortunately I don't have Piraeus No.284 on my notes but I kept a note to check what was her post 1947 story - once access to the registers will be allowed again.
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Re: Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS

Post by davidships » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:33 pm

Registered Piraeus and then deleted five days later, it seems.
So perhaps sold foreign?
Aris
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Re: Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS

Post by Aris » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:17 am

She was registered in Piraeus but deleted 5 days later in Patras, at least according to HMA. I suspect that the date of transfer from one register to other was the same, and the date of inscription to the books differed.
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Re: Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS

Post by davidships » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:18 am

Ah, yes - I should read things more carefully!
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