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Name: LUCH also seen as LOUTSCH
Type: Tanker
Launched: 28/10/1886
Completed: 1886
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 267
Dimensions: 1446grt, 914nrt, 255.5 x 34.2 x 17.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (20, 32 & 53 x 36ins), 175nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1922: 137750)
History:
1886 Russian Steam Navigation & Trading Co, Odessa
1907 AI Merkuliev, Odessa
1911 SS Co "Ocean" Ltd, Odessa
1920 British Baku Trading & Shipping Co Ltd, London; renamed LADY ELINOR
1922 Chernomorsk-Azov Shipping, Odessa; renamed CHAUMIAN (SHAUMYAN)
1924 A/O Sovtorgflot, Odessa
1934 Hulked
Comments: 1886: Designed with engine aft
08/1922: Seized by Georgia at Batoum and handed to Russian Federal government
1934: Hulked as a stationary school at Tuapse
1960: Deleted from Lloyd's Register