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Name: ORISTANO
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/08/1911
Completed: 10/1911
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 186
Dimensions: 4220grt, 2900nrt, 380.0 x 49.0 x 26.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 69 x 48ins), 372nhp
Engines by: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 132805
History:
10/1911 Gulf Line Ltd (Furness, Withy & Co Ltd), West Hartlepool
1922 T Yamamoto, Dairen; renamed RYOKAI MARU
1924 Yamamoto Kisen KK, Dairen & Kobe
1935 Nippon Godo Kisen KK, Kobe
1937 Kyodo Gyogyo KK, Kobe
1938 Nippon Suisan KK, Kobe
22/08/1943 Sank
Comments: 1938: Converted to a crab factory ship
22/08/1943: Sank after being torpedoed by submarine USS PLUNGER
in position 42.40N - 139.48E off the west coast of Hokkaido.


Above photo as RYOKAI MARU