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Name: ABELIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/06/1914
Completed: 01/1915
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 860
Dimensions: 3680grt, 350.2 x 47.3ft
Engines: 2 x oil engines, 4cyl
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 139067
History:
01/1915 Flower Motor Ship Co Ltd (Sir M Samuel & Co Ltd), London
30/12/1915 Sank
Comments: An early design of motorship with engines positioned aft
30/12/1915: Sank after being captured and shelled by U-Boat U34 when
150 miles west of Gavdo Island, 34.30N - 21E on a voyage from Bombay
to Hull with a cargo of manganese ore and cottonseed.