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Name: RELIANCE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 06/12/1904
Completed: 03/1905
Builder: Robert Stephenson & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 86
Dimensions: 3638grt, 2362nrt, 343.3 x 50.1 x 23.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 68 x 45ins), 335nhp
Engines by: Blair & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 8.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118651
History:
03/1905 MacIntyre Brothers & Co, Newcastle
1913 Manoravon Steamship Co Ltd (Griffiths, Lewis & Co), Cardiff
1918 Griffiths Lewis SN Co Ltd (JC Gould & Co), Cardiff; renamed GRELBEN
1919 Marine Transport Co Ltd (WH Kelynack), Cardiff
1921 Renamed DEEMSTER
1923 Joseph Constantine Steamship Line Ltd, Middlesbrough
1923 Renamed BRIARWOOD
1928 P Regier (K Behrsing), Riga; renamed SELONIA
1928 Parobrodarsko Akc Drustvo 'Progres', Split; renamed OREBIC
1935 Minster Steamship Co Ltd, London & Malta; renamed ORMINSTER
1936 Soc Anon di Nav 'Mare Nostrum' (A Ravano fu Pietro), Genoa
1936 Renamed COMITAS
21/12/1939 Mined
Comments: 21/12/1939: Mined off Flushing & beached off Rammekens
On a voyage from Djibouti to Antwerp in ballast
22/12/1939: Grounded near Vlissingen during salvage
1944: Part broken up


Above photo as COMITAS courtesy of the Mayor of Flushing

Above photo as COMITAS courtesy of the Mayor of Flushing