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Name: GUT HEIL
Type: Tanker
Launched: 25/08/1888
Completed: 09/1888
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 522
Dimensions: 2691grt, 1715nrt, 309.5 x 40.2 x 28.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 37 & 60 x 39ins), 225nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
09/1888 WA Riedemann & AN Schütte, Geestemünde
1891 Deutsche-Amerikanische Petroleum Ges, Hamburg
1918 JW Thompson Co, New Orleans; renamed SARA THOMPSON
08/1918 Government of USA
08/1934 Alberto Berrette, Manila; renamed SARANGANI
01/1942 Government of Japan; renamed SANRAKU MARU
15/06/1943 Sank
Comments: 28/04/1913: Broke adrift at Baton Rouge & sank after collision with BULYSSES
1917: Wreck sold to JW Thompson
06/12/1917: Refloated and repaired at New Orleans
08/08/1918: Requisitioned by the US Navy; assigned NOTS pennant SP-3148
17/07/1920: Assigned pennant AO-8
08/12/1921: Used as a floating oil storage facility at Cavite
08/1934: Used as floating storage in the Philippines
01/1942: Seized by Japan near Manila; and refitted
15/06/1943: Torpedoed & sunk by US submarine USS TROUT in
05.09N – 119.38E, near Tawi-Tawi


Above photos as SARA THOMPSON copyright of US Navy