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Name: HIMALAIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 13/12/1909
Completed: 01/1910
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 167
Dimensions: 4948grt, 3119nrt, 390.0 x 52.5 x 27.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 42 & 72 x 48ins), 415nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 161306
History:
01/1910 Himalaia Steamship Co (D Tripcovich, manager), Trieste, Austro-Hungary
1917 Kerr Navigation Co, New York; renamed KERMANSHAH
1918 United States Navy; commissioned as USS KERMANSHAH
1919 Kerr Navigation Co, New York; renamed KERMANSHAH
1921 American Ship & Commerce Nav Co
1922 Oceana Sea Navigation Co Ltd, Budapest, Hungary; renamed OCEANA
1927 PN & GN Lykiardopulo, Argostoli, Greece; renamed NYMPHE
1928 DJ Pateras & Sons, Chios, Greece; renamed KALLIOPI
07/02/1943 Sank
Comments: 1917: Siezed in New York by the US Government when it entered WW1
1018: Armed with a 4ins gun
07/02/1943: Sunk by torpedo from U-Boat U402 in mid Atlantic


Photo as KERMANSHAH courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center

Photo as KALLIOPI courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Photo as KALLIOPI courtesy of Volos Council Archive, K Zimeros collection