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Name: HARPORT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/10/1907
Completed: 11/1907
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 404
Dimensions: 3986grt, 3552nrt, 370.0 x 50.1 x 32.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 42 & 70 x 45ins), 374nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 125644
History:
11/1907 J & C Harrison Ltd, London
1912 Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Ges, Hamburg.
1914 Standard Oil Co (New Jersey), Bayonne NJ; renamed DAYTON
1923 JM Botts, New York
1925 Olympic SS Co Inc, Seattle; renamed OLYMPIC
1940 Petroleum Heat & Power Co, Los Angeles / New York
1941 Cia International de Vapores SA & Cia General de Vapores SA, Panama
1941 Manager SS Niarchos
22/01/1942 Sank
Comments: 1912: Converted to a tanker
08/1914: At Pisagua and later transferred to US flag
22/01/1942: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U130 in 36.01N 75.30W
on a voyage from Curacao to Baltimore with a cargo of crude oil.