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Name: ARABIS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/03/1914
Completed: 09/1914
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 922
Dimensions: 3928grt, 2985nrt, 350.0 x 47.1 x 24.6ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, 4cyl (16.25 x 33.75ins), 302nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 136783
History:
09/1914 Flower Motor Ship Co Ltd (M Samuel & Co Ltd), London
16/09/1917 Sank
Comments: Hull was sub-contracted to Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank
16/09/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U54 when 210 miles W by S of Ouessant
On a voyage from Sfax to Falmouth with a cargo of phosphate rock