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Name: OBERON
Type: Tanker
Launched: 05/11/1907
Completed: 12/1907
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 801
Dimensions: 5142grt, 3161nrt, 385.0 x 50.5 x 30.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (26.25, 43 & 72 x 48ins), 432nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 124105
History:
1907 Bear Creek Oil & Shipping Co Ltd (CT Bowring & Co), Liverpool
1917 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London; renamed ARGONAUTA
1931 Broken up
Comments: 03/04/1917: Torpedoed & damaged by U-Boat UC22
Towed to Malta for repairs & returned to service
26/10/1931: Arrived at Osaka for breaking.


Above photo as ARGONAUTA