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Name Official number Flag IMO
BUTTERCUP  146060  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1915  24/10/1915  12/1915 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Sloop  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  534 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
931 grt / 322 nrt / 1250 disp 255.4 ft  33.7 ft  17.2 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
1 shaft TE,22½"36¾"60"x28", 2 boilers, coal, 2000ihp giving 16 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Admiralty     
Other names
1921 SEMPER PARATUS - 1933 TESEO 
Subsequent owner and registration history
5/2/1920 sold to Hughes & Co., converted into a Salvage Vessel and renamed SEMPER PARATUS
1920 Cecil F Read & Charles Z Landi (Ayeready Salvage Co), London
1921 reg London (1st, ON 146060)
1926 C F Read, C Z Landi and Allert Trust Ltd, London
1927 'Imdad' London Ltd - mng James Stewart, London
1927 ??, Turkey
1929 'Imdad' London Ltd - mng James Stewart, London - reg London
1930 ??, Greece
1933 Italian Navy 
Vessel history
Fleet Sweeping Sloop, Arabis Class - T.45, T.14
1920 converted to salvage vessel
1923 sale of 32/64 to Vincent S E Grech, London annulled by court in 1926
1930 seized by Piraeus court as owners bankrupt
1932 seized again (Italian Government?)and renamed TESEO 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1943  Bombed 11/04/1943 
Disposal Detail
Lost by aircraft bombing at Trapani 
 

 



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