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Name: ATHELKING
Type: Tanker
Launched: 30/12/1925
Completed: 03/1926
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1285
Dimensions: 9557grt, 6019nrt, 474.9 x 64.4 x 36.5ft
Engines: 2 x 2SCSA, 6cyl, oil engines
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 147359
History:
03/1926 United Molasses Co Ltd, Liverpool
09/09/1940 Sank
Comments: 09/09/1940: Sank on voyage Table Bay to Sourabaya, in ballast
Shelled by German Raider ATLANTIS & sank 1000 miles west of Madagascar


Above two photos courtesy of the Tropenmuseum Collection