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Name: RANELLA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 02/04/1912
Completed: 05/1912
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 897
Dimensions: 5583grt, 3372nrt, 406.4 x 51.3 x 28.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (26.5, 43 & 72 x 48ins), 449nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 132715
History:
05/1912 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1930 A/S Ranella (Th Andersen), Arendal
1940 Erling Hansens Rederi A/S, Kristiansand
12/06/1941 Sank
Comments: 12/06/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U553 in position 43.39N 28.00W
On a voyage from the Clyde to New York in ballast


Above photos copyright of Allan C Green