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Name: KOURSK also seen as KURSK
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/01/1911
Completed: 06/1911
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 873
Dimensions: 6254grt, 3655nrt, 407.4 x 51.1 x 29.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 75 x 51ins), 509nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1918: 142438)
History:
06/1911 Russian Volunteer Fleet Association, Odessa
30/05/1918 The Shipping Controller (Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd), London
1923 Anglo-Russian Volunteer Fleet Ltd, London
1925 Arcos Steamship Co Ltd, London
1925 A/O 'Sovtorgflot', Leningrad / Odessa
1934 Chernomorskoye Parokhodstvo, Odessa
1953 Hulked
Comments: 16/01/1911: Launched without name as a speculative contract
03/1911: Purchased by the Russian Volunteer Fleet for 66,000
Accommodation for 30 x 1st Class passengers & 1280 x emigrants or troops
02/07/1942: Damaged in air attack at Novorossisk, subsequently repaired
1953: Withdrawn from service & hulked


Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 28/06/1911