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Name: VICTORIAN TRANSPORT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/02/1913
Completed: 05/1913
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 204
Dimensions: 4521grt, 2847nrt, 385.1 x 52.0 x 27.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 40 & 68 x 48ins), 320nhp
Engines by: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 135883
History:
05/1913 Houlder Bros & Co Ltd, London
1914 German Navy; renamed BORKUMRIFF
1919 Empire Transport Co Ltd (Houlder Bros & Co Ltd, managers), London
1919 Renamed VICTORIAN TRANSPORT
1933 NG Livanos, Greece; renamed EVI
1937 NG Livanos, Greece; renamed ALIAKMON
1941 Missing
Comments: 1914: Seized by Germany at Stettin.
1919: Returned to Houlder Bros
11/11/1941: Sailed from Loch Ewe for Sydney, Nova Scotia.trace
20/11/1941: Last seen when the convoy she was in dispersed in thick fog


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair