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Name: BRITISH TRADER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/09/1896
Completed: 10/1896
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 717
Dimensions: 3424grt, 2171nrt, 350.0 x 45.1 x 25.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 64 x 45ins), 304nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 106817
History:
10/1896 British Shipowners Co Ltd, Liverpool
1906 AE Stelp, Reval; renamed SOTRUDNIK
1908 Russian East Asiatic SS Co Ltd, St Petersburg; renamed RUBONIA
23/07/1915 Sank
Comments: 23/07/1915: Captured and scuttled by U-Boat U36 in 60.20N – 05.19W
On a voyage from Cardiff to Arkhangelsk with a cargo of coal