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Name: ARAB
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/05/1890
Completed: 08/1890
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 640
Dimensions: 4248grt, 2674nrt, 375.0 x 46.3 x 20.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 45 & 74 x 48ins), 434nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 97806
History:
08/1890 Bedouin Steam Navigation Co Ltd (W & R Thomson), Liverpool
1902 RJ Melville, Hong Kong
1902 BHA Michaelson (MS Dollar SS Co), Victoria BC
1904 MS Dollar Co Ltd (MS Dollar SS Co), Victoria BC; renamed M S DOLLAR
1905 Government of Japan; renamed RYOKI MARU or TAPPI MARU
1906 Stanley Dollar Co Ltd, Victoria BC; renamed STANLEY DOLLAR
1906 Renamed M S DOLLAR
1912 Dollar Steamship Lines Ltd (The Robert Dollar Co), Victoria BC
1914 Registered at San Francisco
1915 AR Burkhill & Sons, Shanghai; renamed ARAB
07/01/1918 Sank
Comments: 27/01/1905: Captured by Japanese cruiser ASAMA in the Tsugaru Strait
on a voyage from San Francisco to Vladivostok with provisions.
Subsequently condemned by a prize court
07/01/1918: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat UB50 when 18 miles
N by E of Cape Serrat on a voyage from Cardiff to Messina with coal