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Name Official number Flag IMO
KNIGHT ERRANT  109398  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1898  11/12/1897   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Charles Connell & Company, Glasgow   240 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
7464 grt / 4747 nrt / 470.0 ft  57.2 ft  31.9 ft   
Engine builder Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
T3cyl (27, 46, 76 x 51in), 549nhp, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Knight S.S. Co. Ltd. - Greenshields, Cowie & Co. Ltd., Liverpool  Liverpool   
Other names
1914 RIO TIETE - 1916 OMSK - 1921 CALANDA - 1923 FLACKWELL - 1925 LANCING 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1914 European & Brazilian Shipping Co Ltd (Petersen & Co), London
1915 London-American Maritime Trading Co. Ltd. same managers
1915 Russian Volunteer Fleet Association, Petrograd
1917 Shipping Controller, UK (Royal Mail Steam Packet Co), London
1921 London & Foreign Maritime Trading Co Ltd, London
1921 London Steamship & Trading Corp (W Bell), London
1923 D L Flack & Son Ltd, London
1925 Hvalfanger A/S Globus -Melsom & Melsom, Larvik
 
Vessel history
1925 converted to a whale factory ship and tanker 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1942  Torpedoed 07/04/1942 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed by U.552 in 35.08N - 75.22W on passage Curacao for New York with fuel oil 
 

 



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