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Name Official number Flag IMO
WAR RIDER  142755  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1919  06/09/1918   
Vessel type Vessel description
Tanker Oil  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  470 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
5269 grt / 3152 nrt / 400.0 ft  52.2 ft  28.5 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
1-screw. T3Cyl. (27, 44 & 73 - 48)in. 490nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Shipping Controller - Gow, Harrison & Co., London  London  27/12/1918 
Other names
1919 FORT DE TROYON - 1951 ERIDANO - 1957 AL KUWAIT - 1958 SPETSAI SAILOR 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1919 F. W. Horlock, London. Tanks removed.
1920 Compagnie Francaise de Navigation à Vapeur Chargeurs Reunis, Paris, France
28.8.1940: Seized at Douala by UK
1940 Ministry of Shipping (Elder Dempster Lines Ltd., Liverpool, managers).
1940 Ministry of War Transport (H. Conneville Ltd, Bristol, managers).
18.7.1945 Returned to Compagnie Francaise de Navigation a Vapeur Chargeurs Reunis, Paris, France (Gellatly, Hankey and Co. Ltd., London, managers).
1947 Removed from management
1949 Cie. Maritime des Chargeurs Reunis, Dunkirk.
1951 Societa di Navigazione Ave, Genoa, Italy.
1957 Linea Adriatico Gulfo Persa Ltda, (C. Petroutsis), Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (Adria Lines and Trading S.a.r.l., Trieste, Italy).
1958 Compania Maritima di Isola Spetsai, San Jose, Costa Rica (Const. A. Petroutsis, Geneva).
 
Vessel history
Fitted with cylindrical tanks
1919 converted to dry cargo 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1958  Sank 11/10/1958 
Disposal Detail
Sprang a leak and sank in Gulf of Aden, 12.25N - 49.30E on passage Karwar for Constantza with mineral ore. 
 

 



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