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Name: ROUMANIAN PRINCE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 07/01/1913
Completed: 02/1913
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 185
Dimensions: 5700disp, 4147grt, 2577nrt, 357.3 x 48.3 x 28.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 68 x 48ins), 363nhp, 1810ihp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133526
History:
02/1913 Prince Line Ltd (J Knott, manager), Newcastle
1917 Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, London
06/02/1918 British Tanker Co Ltd, London; renamed BRITISH MAJOR
1929 Cie Generale Armamento Societa Anonima, Italy; renamed RIVA SICULA
24/05/1933 Sank
Comments: 1917: Owners sold to Furness, Withy & Co Ltd
26/07/1918: Survived an attempted attack by U-Boat U140
20/04/1933: Grounded on Almadi Reef at Dakar
On a voyage from Constanta to Dakar with a cargo of fuel oil
24/05/1933: Refloated but subsequently sank in port


Photo as BRITISH MAJOR copyright of World Ship Society