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Brindilla - (1915-1923)
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See her as : Washington - (1914-1915)
"Brindilla" was build in 1894 as Steam Tank Ship "Washington", renamed in 1915.
In October 1914, HMCS Niobe seized the American oil tanker SS Brindilla and sent it to Halifax as a prize.
The Brindilla had been transferred from German to American ownership following the war's outbreak, and Great
Britain argued that this was a legal sleight-of-hand to avoid the ship being seized by Allied forces. The then-neutral
United States vigorously opposed such interference in its trade and the oil tanker was soon released.
By intercepting supplies bound for Germany, Great Britain hoped to disrupt the German war effort.
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
WASHINGTON -1894 GE 1Triple (aft) (10)
4,171GRT for Deutsch-Amerik. Petroleum Ges., Hamburg 354.3 x 45.1
Tanker build by A. G. "Vulcan", Stettin (3) #211
at New York, August 1914, subsequently transferred
1914 - Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), New York USA 212601
1915 - BRINDILLA, s/o
Broken up 1923 at Baltimore by Boston Iron & Metals Co.
The Miramar Ship Index for "BRINDILLA"
Subsequent History: 1915 BRINDILLA.
Scrapped at Baltimore 1923.