Tonawanda, ex Lita, ex Indra

Date

2008

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Texas Tech University Libraries

Abstract

Ship Name: Tonawanda; Sailed: 1892-?; Type: Iron 3-masted; Built by: Greenock, Scotland by Russell for the German firm H. Meyer; Dimensions: 260.7' x 38.1' x 23.1'; Tonnage: 1757 tons.

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The German ship Lita traded with South America and as Indra (not India as is occasionally documented) traded with the Far East. Leaving Taltal with saltpeter in 1917, the ship was diverted to the then neutral port of New York. When the United States entered the war, the ship was interned, renamed Tonawanda, and began trading from San Francisco to Australia. Later Tonawanda was part of the Columbia River Packers. Sometime after 1927, Tonawanda was hulked in Australia.

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Merchant Ships, Ships

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