Tellus
1911-1915 General cargo

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Buildingyard: Wm. Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland

Built year: 1911

Yard no: 417

 

Tonnage: GRT: 7395/ NET: 4131/ TDW: 13000

Dims : LOA: 445,0/ BR: 60,0/ DR: 29,2ft

Machinery: 3-cyl triplexp steamengine by the shipbuilder

IHP: 2400

Speed: 10,0 knots

Photo: WW Fleetlist 150years

At the time of completion TELLUS was the largest cargo steamship in the world

31.01.1911: Launched by Wm. Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland

08.03.1911: Launched. Price paid: 1.125.165,39.

00.11.1915: Went aground at Nemuro, near Yokohama. On passage from New York to Vladivostok.

00.01.1916: Refloated.

22.01.1916: Arrived at Hanasaki possibly for temporary repairs

02.04.1916: Arrived at Shanghai for repairs.

                     Sold to A/S Elizabeth IV (O. Wikberg), Drammen. Renamed ELISZABETH IV

08.09.1916: Captured by the German submarine U-34 NE of Menorca. Pos 41.14N, 06.24E on passage from Java to

                     Marseilles with a cargo of sugar. Scuttled with explosive charges