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Name: HOLZAPFEL I
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/02/1911
Completed: 05/1911
Builder: JT Eltringham & Co
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 276
Dimensions: 279grt, 155nrt, 120.2 x 22.1 x 10.5ft
Engines: Gas; (1913: 2cyl (16 & 32 x 22ins)), 60rhp
Engines by: Holzapfel Marine Gas Power Syndicate, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 129770
History:
05/1911 Holzapfel Marine Gas Power Syndicate, Newcastle
1915 Renamed LUFFWORTH
by 1927 Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd (J Hamilton, manager), Newcastle
1935 Sea & Land Securities, Newcastle
1940 Follows Steamship Co, Newcastle
1950 Broken up
Comments: 1911: Gas-powered as an experimental ship
1913: Re-engined by Hepple & Co, South Shields
21/06/1940: Scuttled at Brest & taken as a war prize by Germany
1950: Broken up


Photo courtesy of George Robinson