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Name: POLIUS
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/02/1897
Completed: 04/1897
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 345
Dimensions: 976grt, 763nrt, 225.0 x 31.8 x 12.3ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (11.5, 18 & 30 x 20ins), 81nhp, 750ihp
Engines by: Ross & Duncan, Glasgow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
04/1897 Eastern Carrying, Insurance, Storing & Warrant Co, Astrakhan
1917 Obschestvo 'Kamvo', Astrakhan
06/1920 Kaspmortran, Baku
1922 Caspian Shipping, Baku
1923 A/O 'Kaspar', Baku
1930 A/O 'Sovtorgflot', Baku
1938 'Kaspflotr', Baku
08/1941 Soviet Navy
11/1943 'Kaspflotr', Baku
No later history known
Comments: 1910: Deleted Lloyd's Register - Caspian Sea service only
08/1941: Requisitioned by the Soviet Navy for use as floating anti-aircraft battery PZB1
11/1943: Released from requisition
Out of service in 1950's, fate unknown