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Name: HOOPER
Type: Cable Ship
Launched: 29/03/1873
Completed: 1873
Builder: C Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 288
Dimensions: 4935grt, 3724nrt, 338.2 x 55.0 x 34.6ft; (1916: 5046grt)
Engines: C2cyl (52 & 92 x 48ins), 468nhp
Engines by: T Clark & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 68421
History:
1873 Hooper's Telegraph Works Ltd, London
1882 India Rubber, Gutta Percha & Telegraph Works Co, London
1882 Renamed SILVERTOWN
1916 Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London
1924 Cie Venture-Weir Soc Anon, Algiers; renamed FRANCUNION II
1935 Broken up
Comments: 1916: Converted to a tanker with cylindrical tanks in hold, then 5046 grt
1920: Used as a bunkering hulk at Southampton
1924: Used as a fuel supply ship at Algiers
1935: Broken up in Italy


Above painting as HOOPER copyright of John Scott

Above photo as SILVERTOWN courtesy of Archer Philip Crouch