1912/15 General cargo (steam)
Buildingyard: Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd., Greenock
Built year: 1912
Yard no: 336
Tonnage: GRT: 4337/ NET: 2805/ TDW: 7350
Dims: LOA: 375,7/ BR: 52,2/ DR: 25,5ft
Machinery : 3-cyl triple exp steam engine by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton
BHP/ IHP: 2150
Speed: 11,00 knots
Drawing by Bård Kolltveit
00.00.1912: Launched as STRATHMORE for Strathmore S.S. Co. (Burrell & Son), Glasgow/ UK
00.04.1915: Sold to WW. Renamed CUBANO. Price paid:
03.06.1915: Stopped and sunk by German submarine U-35 (KL Kophamel) in pos. 58.25N 07.40W (15 miles NE of Flannan Isl.). On voyage from
Kristiania to India With General cargo.
When controlling the papers the submarine Commander said that a former English vessel should be treated as an English vessel
for a 6 months periode after the purchase. The vessel was therefore sunk. After the crew had left CUBANO the vessel was sunk by
17 cannon shots. The real reason for the sinking was the inability of the Master to present Norwegian Registry Documents, and the
submarine Commander therefore belived the vessel was not Norwegian.
After 20 hours of rowing the crew arrived at Airwick, Lewis Island.