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Name: ERIVAN
Type: Tanker
Launched: 06/06/1893
Completed: 08/1893
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 673
Dimensions: 2424grt, 1631nrt, 285.0 x 38.6 x 25.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (22.5, 36.5 & 60 x 42ins), 233nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
08/1893 Soc Anon de Transports en Vrac (Ch Good), Antwerp
1901 Soc Anon d'Armement, d'Industrie et de Commerce, Antwerp
1915 The Admiralty, London (Royal Fleet Auxiliary)
1919 Soc Anon d'Armement, d'Industrie et de Commerce, Antwerp
1922 A/S Tønsbergs Hvalfangeri, Tønsberg
1924 A/S Erivan (AC Olsen), Sandefjord
31/12/1924 Sank
Comments: 16/01/1915: Collided with & sank the Admiralty tug CHAR off The Downs
All crew of the CHAR died. CHAR was going to assist the ERIVAN at the time.
31/12/1924: Sank after striking rocks 15 miles from Swain Island, Kerguelen
On a voyage from Kerguelen via Table Bay for Europe with a cargo of whale oil


Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday, 08/06/1893