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Name: LESTRIS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/08/1905
Completed: 10/1905
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 740
Dimensions: 1384grt, 675nrt, 260.0 x 34.7 x 18.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 33.5 & 54 x 39ins), 199nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 120102
History:
30/09/1905 Cork Steamship Co Ltd, Cork
1916 FW Fischer, Rostock: renamed URSULA FISCHER
1920 Government of Belgium
1920 G Stocker & Co, Antwerp
1926 Armement L Hermans SA Bruges; renamed LESTRIS
1936 Cie Marchande Export-Import, Antwerp; renamed LE PHOQUE
06/1939 Broken up
Comments: 05/07/1916: Captured by German torpedo-boats between Maas LV &
Schouwenbank, taken to Zeebrugge and condemned by a prize court
1916: In service as an accommodation vessel at Zeebrugge
03/10/1918: Scuttled at Zeebrugge
1919: Re-floated
1926: Repairs completed
15/12/1938: Damaged in collision with BENNEKOM in Antwerp Docks
06/1939: Broken up at Ghent by Van Heyghen Freres