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Name: GLÜCKAUF
Type: Tanker
Launched: 16/06/1886
Completed: 1886
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 473B
Dimensions: 2307grt, 1687nrt, 300.5 x 37.2 x 23.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (22, 35 & 58 x 36ins), 200nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Iron & Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1886 WA Riedemann, Geestemünde
1890 Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Ges, Geestemünde
25/03/1893 Wrecked
Comments: Regarded as the world's first purpose built tanker
25/03/1893: Wrecked on Blue Point Beach, Fire Island, New York
On a voyage from Stettin to New York in ballast
07/04/1893: Dislodged by tug, but hawser broke & ran aground again


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