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Name Official number Flag IMO
PHILOMEL  146164  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1921  24/02/1921  11/1921 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon   371 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1564 grt / 392 nrt / 270.4 ft  39.2 ft     
Engine builder Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon
Engine detail
1 - Screw. T3Cyl. (23, 37.5 & 60 - 39)in. 180lb. 292nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London  London   
Other names
1934 ZAAFARAN 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1934 The Khedivial Mail S.S. & Graving Dock Co. Ltd., London
1937 Pharaonic Mail Line S.A.E., Alexandria
1940 Ministry of Shipping / War Transport - General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London 
Vessel history
Converted to Convoy Rescue Ship 10/1940 at Barry. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1942  Bombed 05/07/1942 
Disposal Detail
Bombed & sunk by German aircraft in 75.05N - 43.40E on passage Reykjavik for North Russia in ballast as a convoy rescue ship. Crew and survivors of earlier sinkings rescued by ZAMALEK. 
 

 



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