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Name Official number Flag IMO
LIMELEAF  139177  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1916  28/10/1916   
Vessel type Vessel description
Tanker Oil  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  538 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
7339 grt / 4322 nrt / 450.6 ft  58.2 ft  32.7 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
2- Screw. 2xT3Cyl (21, 35.5 & 61 - 45in) 

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Shipping Controller - Lane & Macandrew, London  London   
Other names
1919 CALIFORNIA - 1922 ATHERILL - 1926 KOYO MARU - 1938 OGURA MARU N0 3 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1919 managers Davies & Newman
1919 N.V. Insulinde Tank Stoomboot Mij., Bandoeng (Netherlands flag)
1922 British Molasses Co. Ltd., London
1926 United Molasses Co. Ltd., London
1927 Nippon Tanker K.K., Tokyo
1929 Ogura Sekiyu K.K., Tokyo
1938 registered at Yokohama 
Vessel history
Laid down as passenger/cargo intended as MASULA for British India S.S. Co. Ltd.
Requisitioned by Admiralty on the stocks and converted to a tanker with intended name OLIGARCH.
Eventually completed as LIMELEAF for the Shipping Controller. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1944  Torpedoed 23/02/1944 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed by USS COD in 03.53N - 129.17E, about 100 miles north of Morotai in the Moluccas. 
 

 



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