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Name: BULYSSES
Type: Tanker
Launched: 29/05/1900
Completed: 08/1900
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 697
Dimensions: 6069grt, 3953nrt, 410.0 x 52.1 x 32.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 46 & 77 x 48ins), 486nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 112747
History:
14/08/1900 Shell Transport & Trading Co Ltd M Samuel & Co, London
1907 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
20/08/1917 Sank
Comments: 20/08/1900: Collided with & sank the GREENWOOD at the mouth of the Tyne
03/1902: Ran aground in the Great Bitter Lake, Suez Canal
Subsequently refloated after lightening
28/04/1914: Collided with & sank the American tanker GUT HEIL in the Mississippi River
20/08/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U52, 160 miles W of the Butt of Lewis
On a voyage from the Forth to Port Arthur in ballast


Above photo is copyright of Tyne and Wear Museums

Above photo is courtesy of Greek Shipping Miracle

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 30/05/1900

Shields Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 21/08/1900