Ship Details

Viscount; British
Tanker
95548. / ?
1918
1918
Oswald Mordaunt; Woolston
5000
Steam Recip
Ocean going tanker.

O.N. 95548.

3,287g. 2,074n.

312.0 x 40.4 x 21.1 feet.

T.3-cyl. (22½", 37"& 61"x 39") by the shipbuilder. 1,355hp.

19.12.1888: Launched as ROCK LIGHT by Oswald, Mordaunt & Company, Southampton (Yard No. 251) for Shell Transport & Trading Company Ltd., (M. Samuel & Company, managers), London.

4.1889: Completed.

29.9.1906: Sold to Lane & MacAndrew.

11.2.1907: Transferred to the Petroleum Steam Ship Company Ltd., (Lane & MacAndrew, managers).

1916: Managers incorporated as a limited company.

6.1917: Purchased by the British Tanker Company Ltd. and renamed BRITISH VISCOUNT.

23.2.1918: Whilst on a voyage from Liverpool to Q.eenstown, was sunk with a torpedo by the German submarine U 91, at a position 12 miles N. by W. ½ W. from the Skerries
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