11 October 1905 launched by Rijkee & Co N.V, Rotterdam as Yard Nr 118 named SCANDINAVIA for Wm H Muller & Co’s Algemeene Scheepvaart Maatschappij, Rotterdam

October 1905 completed as a 3-masted schooner

24 December 1906 berthed at Liverpool

1912 purchased by British Petroleum Co Ltd, London, name unchanged.

 

 

 

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Official Number:                      132664

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Builder:                                  Rijkee & Co N.V, Rotterdam

Launched:                              11 November 1905 

Into Service:                            9 November 1914

Out of service:                         5 October 1919

Fate:                                      20 December 1922 stranded on Portland Breakwater

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Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:

11 October 1905 launched by Rijkee & Co N.V, Rotterdam as Yard Nr: 118 named SCANDINAVIA for Wm H Muller & Co’s Algemeene Scheepvaart Maatschappij, Rotterdam

October 1905 completed as a 3-masted schooner

24 December 1906 berthed at Liverpool

1912 purchased by British Petroleum Co Ltd, London, name unchanged

9 November 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as a Tank Vessel, name unchanged

5 October 1919  returned to her owners

1921 owners became British Tanker Co Ltd, London name unchanged and re-engined with a T 3 cyl engine

20 December 1922 stranded on Portland Breakwater while on passage from London to Manchester with  a cargo of gas oil

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