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Name: ASTRAL
Type: Tanker
Launched: 28/02/1889
Completed: 05/1889
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 606
Dimensions: 2249grt, 1471nrt, 281.0 x 38.2 x 18.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 34 & 57 x 39ins), 219nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 96299
History:
05/1889 “Astral” Steam Ship Co Ltd (W Tapscott & Co), Liverpool
1897 Managers became Hamilton, Fraser & Co, Liverpool
1898 Rover Shipping Co Ltd (Hamilton, Fraser & Co), Liverpool
1898 Koninkl Nerderlandsche Mij tot Exploitatie van Petroleum Bronned in
Nederlandsche Indie, Pangkalan Brandan; renamed SALAHADJI
1907 Bataafsche Petroleum Mij (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co), Batavia
1920 NV Scheepvaart Mij “Palmlijn”, Batavia
1921 NV Petroleum & Scheepvaart Mij “Salahadji”, Batavia
1922 J Schindler, Hamburg; renamed GUSTAV SCHINDLER
1925 Masconomo GmbH, Hamburg
1927 Tankschiff Reederei Julius Schindler GmbH, Hamburg
24/08/1928 Sank
Comments: 17/08/1928: Stranded on Bonny Bar and abandoned
On a voyage from Opobo to Boston & New York with a cargo of palm oil
24/08/1928: Floated off and sank in Bonny Roads


Above photo as SALAHADJI