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Name: APPALACHEE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 08/10/1930
Completed: 12/1930
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 1002
Dimensions: 8826grt, 5267nrt, 477.0 x 63.8 x 34.8ft
Engines: 4cyl oil engine, 2SCSA, 785nhp
Engines by: William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 161561
History:
12/1930 Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd (FJ Wolfe, manager), Newcastle
1939 Manager became RA Carder, Newcastle
01/12/1940 Sank
Comments: 01/12/1940: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U101, 300 miles west of Bloody Foreland
On voyage from Texas to Avonmouth with a cargo of aviation spirit
7 crew died


Photo courtesy of Stuart Smith