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Name: JAMES BRAND
Type: Tanker
Launched: 18/03/1893
Completed: 04/1893
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 604
Dimensions: 3907grt, 2512nrt, 340.0 x 44.1 x 23.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 67 x 48ins), 326nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 101994
History:
04/1893 Steamship Fedsden Ltd (A Suart), London
1897 European Petroleum Co Ltd (J Clark), London
1911 Cia Mexicana de Petroleo "El Aguila" SA, Tampico
1911 Renamed SAN BERNARDO
1923 A/S Bas II (NT Nielsen-Alonso), Sandefjord; renamed BAS II
1925 A/S South Atlantic (L Bruun), Tonsberg; renamed ESPERANCA
1926 Hvalfangerselsk Mexico A/S (L Thorsen), Sandefjord
1926 Renamed ESPERANZA
1933 A/S Ishavet av 1933 (Leif Bryde), Sandefjord
1936 Anders Jahre, Sandefjord
1937 Skibs A/S Vestavind (M Konow & Co), Oslo; renamed VESTAVIND
12/1937 Broken up
Comments: 1923: Converted to a whale factory ship
1936: Converted back to a tanker
29/05/1937: Damaged by an explosion at Willemstad, Curacao
12/1937: Broken up in Germany