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Name: ASHOT-ERKAT or ASHOT ERKAT
Type: Tanker
Launched: 03/05/1897
Completed: 06/1897
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 88
Dimensions: 1053grt, 716nrt, 224.0 x 32.0 x 16.6ft
Engines: 2 x 2cyl (20.5 & 39 x 24ins), 124nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
06/1897 Armenian Steamship Co, Astrakhan
1913 Brat’ya Mirzoyevy & Safarov
1920 Kaspmortran, Baku
1922 Gosudarstvennoye Kaspiyskoye parokhodstvo, Baku
1923 A/O ‘Kaspar’, Baku
1924 Renamed MARTI
1930 A/O ‘Sovtorgflot’, Baku
1934 Kaspiskoye gosudarstvennoye morskoye parokhodstvo, Baku
1934 Parokhodstvo ‘Kasptanker’, Baku
1953 Kaspiskoye gosudarstvennoye morskoye parokhodstvo, Baku
No later history known
Comments: 1910: Deleted from Lloyd’s Register as a non sea-going vessel
in service on the Caspian Sea only
18/05/1918: Captured by Red Russian forces at Enseli
1950’s: Withdrawn from service


Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday, 06/05/1897