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Wico - (1914-1923)
Steam Tank Ship "Wico", seen here as "Paula".
RHKB - 2834 BRT / 4350 DTW - 87,74 x 12,09 x 9.51 M - 1 Triple Expansion Steam Engine - 1200 IHP,
build by Walssend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd., Wallsend. On February 1888 launch.
On March 1888 build by Sir W.G. Armstrong, Mitchell & Co., Low Walker ( No. 511 ) as "Paula" for
H. G. C. Renck & A. Sanders & Co., Hamburg. Registered 23.3.1888 till 21.7.1888.
8.3.1889 taken over by AG Tank-Dampfschiffahrts Gesselschaft, Hamburg.
On 8.3.1889, Boiler installation renewed by Blohm & Voss.
On 13.12.1894 sold to the Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Gesellschaft, Hamburg. Not renamed.
On 23.9.1914 sold to the Standard Oil Co., of New Jersey, New York renamed "Wiko".
On 1923 sold to Wico Steamship Co., New York and renamed "Llewellyn Howland".
In 1923 sold to the Danlan Steamship Co., New York.
On the voyage from Fall River to Portland/Me stranded on the Brentons Reef East of Newport.
Half model of the hull of the "Minster Maybach" and "Paula".
( Photo thanks to Peter Burrow )
The Miramar Ship Index for "PAULA"
1914 WICO - 1924 LLEWELLYN HOWLAND
Wrecked Brenton Reef 21.04.1924
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
1888 - PAULA, GE, 1T (aft)
2,703 GRT for Hans G. C. Renck, Hamburg, 283.1 x 40.3
Tanker built by Armstrong, Mitchell & Co., Ltd., Newcastle, (3), #511
1889 - A.G. Tank Dampfschiff. Ges., Hamburg
1894 - Deutsch-Amerik. Petroleum Ges., Hamburg
at Key West, Aug 1914, subsequently transferred to U.S. flag
1914 - WICO Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), New York, US, 212675
reported sold for scrapping, 2nd quarter 1923, re-sold
1923 - Wico SS. Co., Inc., New York
1924 - LLEWELLYN HOWLAND Danlan SS. Corp. (Boylan Towing & Transportation Corp.), New York
Wrecked 21 April 1924 on Brenton Reef, voyage Fall River - Portland, Maine, oil.