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Name: HESPERUS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 16/07/1908
Completed: 11/1908
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 801
Dimensions: 6303grt, 3932nrt, 428.0 x 54.8 x 29.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 46.5 & 77 x 54ins), 567nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
11/1908 Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Ges, Hamburg
1914 Standard Oil Co (New Jersey), Bayonne NJ; renamed BRADFORD
1923 Associated Oil Co, Saan Francisco; renamed ALDEN ANDERSON
29/10/1924 Burned out
Comments: Laid down for Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London
12/08/1914: Arrived at Tocopilla and later transferred to USA flag
29/10/1924: Burned out at Avon, California and sank
Subsequently part refloated and broken up at Oakland


Above photo as HESPERUS copyright of Auke Visser