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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:
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 when 142 miles
WNW of the Butt of Lewis, in position 58.34N 10.50W
On a voyage from the Forth to Port Arthur in ballast


Above photo is copyright of Tyne and Wear Museums

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 30/05/1900

Shields Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 21/08/1900