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Name Official number Flag IMO
JOSEPHINA    NLD   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1899  06/11/1899  12/1899 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow East Yard  288 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1209 grt / 750 nrt / 233.1 ft  34.7 ft  16.5 ft   
Engine builder Hall-Brown, Buttery & Co., Govan
Engine detail
1-screw, T.3-cyl. (18-13/16”, 30” & 49” x 33”) 141nhp  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Holland Gulf Scheepvaart Maats (mng Jos de Poorter), Rotterdam      
Other names
1915 GRAHAMLAND - 1915 POLLCREA - 1922 ISABEL HARRISON - 1924 AMANDA - 1925 STURMSEE - 1937 ESSI - 1942 EJIRI MARU 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1905 Maatschappij ‘Josephina’, (same manager), Holland.
1915 Captured and taken to the Falkland Islands.
1915 Farrar, Groves and Company, London, appointed as managers and renamed GRAHAMLAND. O.N. 57850
1916 Renamed POLLCREA.
1917 The Shipping Controller, (Mordey, Jones & Company, managers).
1921 H. Harrison (Shipping) Ltd., London, and renamed ISABEL HARRISON.
1923 W. Biesterfeld G. m. b. H., Germany, and renamed AMANDA.
1925 H. Schuchmann, Germany, and renamed STURMSEE.
1931 Bugsier Reederei und Bergung, Hamburg.
1936 H. Schuchmann, Germany.
1937 Essi Corp (Wahl & Company), Panama, and renamed ESSI.
1940 Myron M. Leavitt, Panama.
1941 Wallem & Company, Panama.
1942 Seized by Japan
1946 Demolished at Hong Kong.
 
Vessel history
16/02/1917 pursued by a submarine, she was put ashore at St Jean de Monts on the Vendée coast; the coal cargo was removed
06/07/1917 Refloated

07/12/1941 Sailed Port Campha for Shanghai with coal
13/12/1941Arrived Hongay under French guard.
22/12/1941 Under Japanese guard and sent onward to Haiphong and Saigon.
(One source has 1942 Under Japanese controland renamed EIIRI MARU)
12/1942 Condemned in Sasebo Prize Court

 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1946  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Scrapped in Hong Kong
Also reported as a war loss in 'South Seas' 
 

 



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