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Name: MADRONO
Type: Tanker
Launched: 11/11/1916
Completed: 04/1917
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 846
Dimensions: 5854grt, 3697nrt, 407.6 x 52.3 x 31.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (26.5, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 498nhp
Engines by: George Clark Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140293
History:
04/1917 HE Moss & Co Ltd, London (as nominees)
1919 A/S Tankfart IV (Wilh Wilhelmsen), Tønsberg
1929 Skibs A/S Madrono (Hans Borge), Tønsberg
1938 Manager became Finn Poulsen, Oslo
1939 A/S Norsk Rutefart (AI Langfeldt & Co), Kristiansand
1942 Deutsches Reich (Waried Tankschiff-Reederei GmbH), Hamburg
1942 Renamed ROSSBACH
07/05/1944 Sank
Comments: 04/07/1942: Captured by German auxiliary cruiser THOR in 29S - 70E on a
voyage from Melbourne to Abadan in ballast, taken to Japan by prize crew
07/05/1944: Torpedoed & sunk by submarine USS BURRFISH
when south of Muroto Zaki, Shikoku, in position 33.14N - 134.14E