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Name: MYRMIDON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/12/1905
Completed: 03/1906
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 774
Dimensions: 4965grt, 3063nrt, 391.5 x 49.2 x 28.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 70 x 48), 339nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 120925
History:
08/1916 China Mutual Steam Navigation Co Ltd (A Holt & Co), Liverpool
1930 Marittima Ravenate SA, Ravenna, Italy; renamed RUBICONE
26/05/1959 Broken up
Comments: 24/07/1917: Damaged by torpedo from German U-Boat U69
Subsequently managed to reach Liverpool
07/09/1917: Damaged by torpedo from German U-Boat UC54
Beached at Philippeville, refloated & repaired
26/05/1959: Broken up by Brodospas at Split, Yugoslavia
TIC records list the launch as taking place 27/12/1905


Above photo as MYRMIDON is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as RUBICONE is courtesy of Richard Cox