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Name Official number Flag IMO
SMERDIS  137839  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1917  1916 4Q   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan The Shipyard  267 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1032 grt / 538 nrt / 200.4 ft  30.7 ft  19.1 ft   
Engine builder Wm. Beardmore & Co. Ltd., Dalmuir
Engine detail
T3cyl (16,26,44x33ins), 149nhp, 1Screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
J. & P. Hutchison, Glasgow  Glasgow   
Other names
1923 MEMPHIS - 1938 CAID KEBIR - 1954 MEZIANE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1919 J. & P. Hutchison Ltd, Glasgow
1934 Moss Hutchison Line Ltd, Glasgow
1938 Union d'Entreprises Marocaine, Casablanca
1952 Cie. Orano-Marocaine, Casablanca
1954 Soc. Marocaine de Gerance Maritime, Casablanca 
Vessel history

16/12/1922 fouled anchor, capsized and sank in the Mersey on a voyage from Bordeaux to Liverpool.

23/01/1923 refloated and beached, 28/02/1923 refloated again, CTL, repaired, renamed MEMPHIS

End year Fate / Status
1957  Broken Up 26/10/1957 
Disposal Detail
19/04/1955 sank at Rouen after being struck by lighter ROMARJEAN II, refloated 31/05/1955, arrived New Waterway on above date in 1957 for delivery to Dutch breakers. 


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