Typhoon victim grounded-2 september 1937

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 23:51
Date picture taken
2 Sep 1937
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As shown in the photograph the vessel was owned by the Ho Long Steamship Co Ltd (Lim Kian Beng, Managers) London and registered in Singapore.

Built in 1898 - Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Middlesbrough.Engine builder Wallsend Slipway Co. Ltd. Newcastle U.K.

Laid down as the passenger cargo vessel CLARENCE but launched as the ANVERSVILLE of the Cie Maritime Belge du Congo, Antwerp.

Requistioned by the Admiralty into service to augment the Royal Fleet Auxiliary 27 April 1942. 

Sold for breaking up 1947 Bombay.

A ship with an interesting and eventful history – for full details go to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Historical website and Tees Built Ships website.



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