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Name: HYRCANIA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 14/08/1908
Completed: 10/1908
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 807
Dimensions: 5227grt, 2696nrt, 385.0 x 50.7 x 30.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 44 & 72 x 48ins), 443nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 125740
History:
1908 Caspian Oil Co Ltd, London
1924 Soc Franco-Caspienne des Pétroles SA, Dunkerque
1930 Scopinich & Monta, Genoa
1932 Renamed SANANDREA
1934 Monta & Angeloni, Genoa
1937 'Polena' Soc di Navigazione, Genoa
31/08/1942 Sank
Comments: 30/08/1942: Bombed and critically damaged by Allied aircraft
31/08/1942: Sank 5 miles west of Santa Maria di Leuca
On a voyage from Taranto to Tobruk with a cargo of petrol


Above photo as HYRCANIA copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums