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Name Official number Flag IMO
KNIGHT TEMPLAR  120900  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1905  10/10/1905  11/1905 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Charles Connell & Company, Glasgow   299 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
7175 grt / 4602 nrt / 470.0 ft  58.0 ft  31.8 ft   
Engine builder David Rowan & Co., Govan
Engine detail
T3cyl (27", 46" & 76" x 51") 595nhp 2650/3000ihp 11½kn 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Robert L Greenshields (Knight Steamship Co) - mng Greenshields Cowie & Co, Liverpool.   Liverpool  17/11/1905 
Other names
1925 ORWELL 
Subsequent owner and registration history
18/06/1917 Ocean Steamship Company Ltd - mng Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool
1925 A/S Tonsberg Hvalfangeri - mng H Borge, Tonsberg 
Vessel history
1914 until 22/01/1915 New Zealand Expeditionary Force transport.
23/01/1915 until 24/07/1916 Expeditionary Force transport.
29/05/1917 until 05/02/1919 Commissioned Escort ship
07/04/1918 Damaged with a torpedo by the German submarine U 53 in a position 170 miles S.W. from Eddystone Lighthouse and was towed into Plymouth.
1920 7203grt 4616nrt
1925 converted into a refinery for whale oil 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1954  Broken Up 26/11/1954 
Disposal Detail
26/11/1954 Delivered for breaking at Hamburg. 
 

 



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