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Juniata - (1934-1936)
See also : Juniata ( Anglo AmericanOil Co )
Build as "Sprucol" in 1918 by Short Bros., Ltd., Sunderland.
(Photo thanks to Michael Pryce)
The Miramar Ship Index for "SPRUCOL"
1918 Launched & built as SPRUCO - 1920 JUNIATA
Scuttled Water Sound, Scapa Flow 17.04.1940.
Additional information :
1139 g. 278 n. 1460 d.; 63.84 x 10.57 x 5.04 meters.
Two 4 cyl. 4S.C.SA. oil engines of 388 NHP driving twin screws by J. & C.G. Bolinders Co. Ltd., Stockholm. 7 knots.
01.1918 : completed by Short Bros. Ld. (411), Sunderland as SPRUCOL for unknown owners.
Prior 1924 : sold to Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd. (J. Hamilton), London, U.K. and renamed JUNIATA.
07.1934 : purchased by Ste. Auxiliaire de Transports.
1936 : resold to Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd. (F.J. Wolfe), London, U.K..
1940 : scuttled as blockship at Scapa Flow.
06.1949 : salved and beached at Water Sound, Orkney then sold for demolition.
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
SPRUCOL BR 2M (aft) (9½)
1,137 GRT for The Admiralty, London, 210.0 x 34.8
Tanker build by Short Bros., Ltd., Sunderland, (1) , #411, 142289
1920 - JUNIATA, Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd., London
Requisitioned by the Royal Navy and sunk as a blockship in Water Sound, Scapa Flow, 17 April 1940,
refloated July 1949 for scrapping but apparently beached in Inganess Bay as her condition would not permit towing.