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Name: IRIS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 04/03/1893
Completed: 04/1893
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 670
Dimensions: 2360grt, 1797nrt, 295.0 x 39.0 x 25.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (22, 35 & 58 x 42ins), 218nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
04/1893 Soc Anon des Produits Résineux, Antwerp
1908 Soc Anon d'Entreposage et de Transport, Antwerp
1915 Sun Company, Philadelphia; renamed ATLANTIC SUN
18/03/1918 Sank
Comments: 18/03/1918: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U46 when 19 miles
off Orsay Island at about 55.49N - 07.10W
On a voyage from Philadelphia for Liverpool with a cargo of oil


Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 06/03/1893