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Name: ACARA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/02/1904
Completed: 03/1904
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 776
Dimensions: 4982grt, 3174nrt, 400.0 x 50.2 x 29.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (26.5, 43 & 71 x 48ins), 317nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118088
History:
03/1904 James Marke Wood, Liverpool
1909 Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool
1911 NV Stoom Mij Indische Lloyd (JJA van Meel), Rotterdam
1911 Renamed GRAMSBERGEN
1913 Managers Furness Scheepvaart en Agentuur Mij, Rotterdam
1914 NV Nederland-Amerika Stoomvaart Mij, Rotterdam; renamed WAALDIJK
1929 NV Rotterdamsche Vrachtvaart Mij (Solleveld, van der Meer & Hattum)
1931 Achille Lauro, Naples; renamed ERCOLE
09/1943 Government of Germany
1945 Achille Lauro, Naples
25/11/1952 Broken up
Comments: 09/1943: Under German control
18/07/1944: Scuttled by German forces at Livorno
1945: Refloated, returned to owners and repaired
25/11/1952: Arrived at Milford Haven for breaking up by TW Ward Ltd


Above photo as WAALDIJK courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as ERCOLE copyright of John H Marsh