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Name: OBERON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/06/1896
Completed: 07/1896
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 646
Dimensions: 1922grt, 1201nrt, 280.0 x 38.0 x 12.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 37 & 60 x 42ins), 249nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
07/1896 Finska Angfartygs A/B, Helsingfors
1901 M Jebsen, Hamburg; renamed ERICA
1905 Government of Russia; renamed SHILKA
1922 Minas D Diacakis, Syra; renamed ANNA M DIACAKIS
1922 Broken up
Comments: 1905: Russian Government - Siberian naval flotilla at Vladivostok
06/1918: In Allied and White Russian control at Vladivostok
11/1920: Made an evacuation voyage from Crimea to Bizerta
09/12/1922: Damaged by fire in cargo at Barcelona
13/12/1922: Damaged by collision with GOUVERNEUR GENERAL CHANZY
On a voyage from Dakar to Marseille with a cargo of groundnuts
19/12/1922: Sank at Marseille while discharging cargo
1922: Re-floated and broken up


Shields Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 09/06/1896