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La Campine - (1892-1917)
Zie ook / See also : Diverse kranten artikelen, van de ondergang van de "La Campine" in 1917  ( Only in Dutch )

Zie ook / See also : Stoomschip "La Campine" in het nieuws

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Painting by A. Jacobsen of the "La Campina" under Belgium Flag.
13.03.1917: during the voyage from Rotterdam to New York on the Noordsea,
sunk by gunfire of German U-boat.
In position (56.00 N.B. - 04.57 O.L.)

 Opmerking :
Het hierboven getoonde schilderij, staat hier gespiegeld weergegeven !
Op de onderste zwart/wit afbeelding staat het schilderij correct afgebeeld !
Note:
The painting shown above, is shown here mirror!
The bottom black / white image is correctly displayed the painting!

Name:
LA CAMPINE
Type:
Tanker
Launched:
24/12/1889
Completed:
02/1890
Builder:
Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard:
Jarrow
Yard Number:
632
Dimensions:
2595grt, 2141nrt, 309.7 x 39.0 x 26.3ft
Engines:
T3cyl (22, 35 & 58 x 42ins), 218nhp
Engines by:
Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion:
1 x Screw
Construction:
Iron & Steel
Reg Number:
n/a
History:
02/1890
F Speth & Co, Antwerp
1891
American Petroluem Co, Rotterdam
13/03/1917
Sank
Comments:
13/03/1917: Sank after being captured and shelled by U-Boat UC50 in 56 N – 05.57 E on a voyage from Rotterdam to New York in ballast

SS La Campine
De La Campine uit 1891 was één van de eerste drie Belgische reservoirschepen (tankschepen) met een laadvermogen 3.400 brt.
van de American Petroleum Compagny (later Esso Belgium N.V.).
Het motorzeilschip bezat twee tanks voor het vervoer van petroleum. Het reservoirschip (tankschip) bezat drie masten, waarvan
de eerste en het middenmast met fok- en grootzeilen was voorzien. De achterste mast had geen zeilen, daar de lange schoorsteen
ervoor stond en dit voor eventueel brandgevaar. Op het voor-middenschip was de opbouw met een open stuurbak, waar de stuurman
en kapitein in weer en wind stonden. Een erfenis van de vroegere zeilvaart. Achteraan was er opbouw met de schoorsteen waar vier
reddingssloepen met davits waren.
De La Campine werd in maart 1917 in de Noordzee, tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog, door de Duitsers in brand geschoten en tot
zinken gebracht. De bemanning kon zich nog redden in de sloepen, terwijl het schip brandend ten onder ging.

SS La Campine
SS La Campine (2,595 GRT), was built by Palmers' SB. & Iron Co., Ltd., Newcastle for F. Speth & Co., Antwerp and sailing for
the American Petroleum Company. It was a steamship with auxiliary sails, an early oil tanker that was launched in 1890, and
was sunk by U-boat UC 50 in North Sea waters (Doggersbank, 56.00 North - 04.57 East) on March 13, 1917, on its way from
Rotterdam to New York.

Painter Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (1850-1921).
See for more paintings : http://www.rehsgalleries.com/antonio_jacobsen_early_years.htm

N.B. ;
De tanker ss. 'La Campine' (1890) (G. Claudé) van de American Petroleum Company, op weg van Rotterdam
naar New York, wordt ter hoogte van de Doggersbank (  56 N.B. en 04.57 O.L. ) door de Duitse onder-
zeeboot "UC 50" met kanonvuur tot zinken gebracht.
De bemanning kan hierbij worden gered.
Bron: 'De Zee' (1917)

Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :

LA CAMPINE - 1890    (iron & steel)    BE    1T (aft)
2,595 GRT for F. Speth & Co., Antwerp    309.7 x 39.0
Tanker build by Palmers' SB. & Iron Co., Ltd., Newcastle   (2), #632
1891 - American Petroleum Co., Rotterdam, NE
Captured, shelled and sunk by UC 50, 13 March 1917, in 56 N-04 57 E,
voyage Rotterdam - New York, in ballast.

Ship Report for "LA CAMPINE"
IDNo:
5600099
Year:
1890
Name:
LA CAMPINE
Launch Date:
24.12.1889
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
02.1890
Flag:
BEL
Keel:

Ton:
2595
DWT:
3500
Yard No:
632
Length overall:
94.4
Ship Design:
LPP:
94.36
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
11.9
Builder:
Palmers'
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Jarrow
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1T-8.5

Subsequent History:
-
Disposal Data:
Captured, shelled and sunk by UC 50, 13 March 1917, in 56 N - 04 57 E.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
5600099
1890
LA CAMPINE
2595
F. Speth & Co.
5600099
1891
LA CAMPINE
2595
1891
American Petroleum Co.

Location where the "La Campine" was lost.
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Plaats waar de "La Campine" ten onder ging.

U-boat attacks on Tanker La Campine
Date
U-boat
Loss type
Position
Location
Route
Cargo
Casualties
13 Mar 1917
UC 50 (Rudolf Seuffer)
Sunk
North Sea
56.00 N, 04.57 E
Rotterdam - New York
in ballast
0

Another painting showing the 'La Campine" running the Dutch flag.
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Painter : John Henry Mohrmann (1857 - 1916).
THE DUTCH SAIL AND STEAMSHIP "LA CAMPINE", Oil on canvas,
23 3/4 x 36 inches. Signed l.r.
Estimated price : $9,000-12,000.

Another painting of the "La Campine" also made by Painter : John Henry Mohrmann (1857 - 1916).
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( Photo thanks to Leah Joys, granddaughter of John Henry Mohrman )
Leah Joys wrote :
My grandfather John Henry Mohrmann must have done three different paintings of the "La Campine", one in 1899 (which is the
one I have included a scan of), another in 1901 which is likely in a private collection in Germany and another in 1908 . I don't know
whether it is the 1901 painting or the 1908 one which you can view at www.askart.com by typing in my grandfather's name.

Actually from the time of his father's naturalization in San Francisco, he always kept his American citizenship - born in Germany,
went to San Francisco when very young, ran off to sea at 13, settled in Antwerp in 1884 after having met his future wife in Uruguay in
1884 (returned to Uruguay and married her there in 1886 and brought her back to Belgium), remained in Belgium where he painted,
raised his family of seven until emigrating to Canada in 1913. All of his seven children but for his oldest daughter emigrated to Canada;
she had married a Dutchman then working in Belgium but in the early 1920's they were to move to Vlissingen. So I have cousins, etc.
living in Holland today. My grandfather was to die in Canada after having been there less than three years .
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Another painting by A. Jacobsen, of the "La Campine".