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Vesta - (1913-1931)
See also : Pegasus

 
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"Vesta", built in 1913 for Standard Oil Co. of New York, by New York SB. Co., Camden, N.J.
Renamed in 1931 as "Pegasus", Standard Transportation Co., Ltd., Hong Kong.
Detained by Vichy authorities at Beirut from 7 July 1940
Sunk by British air attack, 13 July 1941 alongside North Mole, Beirut Harbour.

Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :

VESTA - 1913   USA, 1T (aft)     (10½)
3,663 GRT for Standard Oil Co. of New York, New York    321.7 x 46.2
Tanker build by New York SB. Co., Camden, N.J.    (4)     #131    210932
1917 - Standard Transportation Co., New York
1919 - Standard Oil Co. of New York, New York
1923 - Standard Transportation Co., Inc., New York
1931 - PEGASUS   Standard Transportation Co., Ltd., Hong Kong  BR, 154061
Detained by Vichy authorities at Beirut from 7 July 1940
Sunk by British air attack, 13 July 1941 alongside North Mole, Beirut Harbour

The Miramar Ship Index for "VESTA"
IDNo:
2210932
Year:
1913
Name:
VESTA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
01.02.1913
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
04.1913

Ton:
3663
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
131
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
98.0
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
14.1
Builder:
New York SB
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Camden, NJ
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1T-10.5

Subsequent History:
1931 PEGASUS

Disposal Data:
Sunk by British air attack, 13 July 1941 alongside North Mole, Beirut Harbour

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
210932
2210932
1913
VESTA
3663
Standard Oil Co., of New York
210932
2210932
1913
VESTA
3663
1917
Standard Tptn Co.
210932
2210932
1913
VESTA
3663
1919
Standard Oil Co., of New York
210932
2210932
1913
VESTA
3663
1923
Standard Tptn Co.
154061
2210932
1913
PEGASUS
3663
1931
Standard Tptn Co., Ltd.