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Name Official number Flag IMO
KNIGHT OF THE GARTER  115346  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1902  16/11/1902  12/1902 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Charles Connell & Company, Glasgow   271 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
6655 grt / 4295 nrt / 455.8 ft  55.2 ft  30.7 ft   
Engine builder David Rowan & Co., Govan
Engine detail
T3cyl (26½", 46" & 76" x 51") 553nhp 2650/2700ihp 11kn. 1-screw  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Robert L Greenshields (Knight Steamship Co) - mng Greenshields Cowie & Co, Liverpool.   Liverpool  23/12/1902 
Other names
1923 ASPASIA STAVROUDI - 1926 HOFPLEIN 
Subsequent owner and registration history
18/06/1917 The China Mutual Steam Navigation Co Ltd - mng A Holt & Co, Liverpool
1923 William R Davies, Swansea
1923 Emmanuel A Stavroudis, Greece - reg Chania
1926 NV Stoomvaarts Maatschappij Millingen, Rotterdam - reg Rotterdam 
Vessel history
War Service
1914 until 15/03/1915 New Zealand Expeditionary Force transport.
16/03/1915 until 07/10/1915 Expeditionary Force transport.
08/10/1915 until 18/10/1915 French Government service, moving stores from Marseilles to Salonika.
19/10/1915 until 30/04/1916 Expeditionary Force transport.
23/05/1917 until 13/08/1917 Wheat from America.
14/08/1917 until 22/02/1918 Expeditionary Force transport No. B 1068, moving stores in the Mediterranean
22/01/1918 Whilst in the Mediterranean, avoided a torpedo fired by the German submarine U 63.
11/02/1918 Avoided two torpedoes whilst in the English Channel.

1917 6689grt 4277nrt
1923 sold for demolition, but resold to Greece 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1930  Wrecked 04/01/1930 
Disposal Detail
During a ballast voyage from Rotterdam to Narvik, wrecked near Svino Lighthouse on Skorpas Island, Norway.  
 

 



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