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Name Official number Flag IMO
ATHELKNIGHT  161143  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1930  30/12/1930  03/1930 
Vessel type Vessel description
Tanker Oil  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow East Yard  394 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
8940 grt / 5224 nrt / 475.0 ft  63.3 ft  35.0 ft   
Engine builder J. G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd., Greenock
Engine detail
Oil Engine 2x6Cyl. 709nhp Machinery aft. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
United Molasses Co. Ltd., Liverpool  Liverpool   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1940 Athel Line Ltd., Liverpool 
Vessel history
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1942  Torpedoed 27/05/1942 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed and shelled by U.172 in 27.50N - 46.00W on passage Barry for Curacao in ballast and sank on the following day. U-Boat was on her first patrol from Lorient into the North Atlantic.
ATHELKNIGHT was the first of 27 sinkings until U-172 was destroyed in December 1943. 
 

 



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