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Name: TIFLIS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 22/06/1900
Completed: 1900
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 704
Dimensions: 2783grt, 1845nrt, 305.0 x 40.0 x 25.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 39 & 64 x 42ins), 265nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1915: 139094)
History:
1900 SA pour l’Importation des Huiles de Graissage, Antwerp
1901 SA d’Armement, d’Industrie et de Commerce, Antwerp
1915 Tiflis SS Co Ltd (TW Tamplin & Co), London
1917 Lane & Macandrew Ltd, London
1920 Echevarietta y Larrinaga, Bilbao
1920 Cia Vasco-Valenciana de Nav (Sanjines y Orbe), Bilbao
1941 Cia Arrendataria del Monopolio de Petroleos SA, Bilbao
1941 Renamed CAMPESTRE
1958 Cia Española de Petroleos, Bilbao; renamed MONTELEON
1966 Broken up
Comments: 03/05/1915: Damaged by fire and explosion at Alicante
1934: Converted to pontoon and storage hulk
1941: Rebuilt at Valencia and resumed trading
19/03/1966: Damaged by explosion at Santa Cruz de Tenerife
02/09/1966: Sailed from Gijon for breaking at Aviles


Shields Daily Gazette, Saturday, 23/06/1900