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Name: PROMETHEUS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 28/05/1903
Completed: 11/1903
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 766
Dimensions: 7008grt, 4408nrt, 435.1 x 54.6 x 30.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (28.0, 46.5 & 77 x 54ins), 564nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
11/1903 Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Ges, Hamburg
1914 Standard Oil Co (New Jersey), Bayonne, New Jersey; renamed CUSHING
10/1918 US Navy; renamed CHINAMPA
05/1919 Standard Oil Co (New Jersey), Bayonne, New Jersey; renamed CUSHING
1924 Cia Nav Cisterna SA, Genoa; renamed AMERICANO
1937 Ditta GM Barbagelata, Genoa
1941 Petroleos Mexicanos SA; renamed TUXPAM
27/06/1942 Sank
Comments: 27/06/1942: Sunk by torpedo & gun fire from U-Boat U129, 50 miles north of Veracruz
On a voyage from Veracruz to Tampico in ballast. 8 crew died.


Above photo as PROMETHEUS courtesy of Auke Visser

Above photo as CHINAMPA courtesy of Jim Shaw

Above photo as CUSHING courtesy of Naval Historical Center

Above photo as AMERICANO courtesy of Auke Visser