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Name: SUNIK
Type: Tanker
Launched: 02/12/1914
Completed: 02/1915
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 869
Dimensions: 5017grt, 2759nrt, 385.3 x 50.3 x 30.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 42 & 70 x 48ins), 425nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 136770
History:
02/1915 Sunik Oil Transport Co Ltd (F Gilbert), London
1924 Soc Anon Les Pétroles d'Outremer, Dunkerque
27/07/1939 Sank
Comments: 02/1915: Requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a water tanker
09/04/1918: Torpedoed in the engine room by U-Boat UC52 off Messina.
Temporary repair using large wooden patch. Towed to Liverpool for repair.
1919: Returned to owners
27/07/1939: Sank after catching fire following a collision with Swedish
motor vessel GRANGESBERG in 49.55N - 04.30W, about 25 miles
south of Fowey on a voyage from Constantza via Pernis to Liverpool
and Ardrossan with a cargo of benzine.