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Name: ARAS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 30/03/1893
Completed: 06/1893
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 672
Dimensions: 3253grt, 2058nrt, 325.0 x 42.7 x 21.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40.5 & 64 x 42ins), 295nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 101829
History:
06/1893 Bessler, Waechter & Co (Stephens & Mawson, managers), London
1894 Transferred to Aras Steam Ship Co Ltd (Bessler, Waechter & Co, London)
1901 Managers became Stephens, Sutton & Stephens, London
16/11/1917 British Tanker Co Ltd appointed managers
25/10/1918 Petroleum Steamship Co Ltd
1930 Tito Campanella Societa di Nav, Italy; renamed LINA CAMPANELLA
05/1945 Government of Yugoslavia
1950 Broken up
Comments: 23/05/1944: Damaged by bombing at Cherso
05/1945: Taken as a prize by the Yugoslavian Government
Used as a hulk by the Yugoslavian Navy
1950: Broken up at Split


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox