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Name Official number Flag IMO
CUSTODIAN  110635  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1900  19/12/1899   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo Liner  Steel Screw Steamer 4 Nasts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Charles Connell & Company, Glasgow   252 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
9241 grt / 6023 nrt / 481.7 ft  57.2 ft  31.9 ft   
Engine builder Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
2-Screw, T3cyl(21, 35, 58 x 48in), 608nhp, 13 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Charente S.S. Co. Ltd. - T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool  Liverpool   
Other names
1923 POLCEVERA - 1925 N T NIELSEN-ALONSO 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1923 Steamship Trust (Cardiff) Ltd. - Henry J. Giffin, Cardiff
1925 Hvalfangerselsk. A/S Polaris - Melsom & Melsom, Larvik 
Vessel history
1925 converted to a whale factory ship.  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1943  Torpedoed 11/02/1943 
Disposal Detail
11/02/1943 torpedoed in mid-Atlantic 48.25N - 31.24W, Clyde-New York, ballast, by U-92 with the loss of 3 crew, the remainder abandoned shipand. As she didn't sink she was torpedoed agaim by U-753 and was finally sunk by convoy escort BURZA. 
 

 



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