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Vaclite - (1938-1940)
See also : Eulogy for CAPT. ROBERT MARSHALL PURVIS (1917-2007) & Shipping Movements "Vaclite", from end May 1938 till 30.1.1940
"Vaclite" covered with ice, in the North Atlantic.
In 1939 we see Robert Marshall Purvis on the deck of the ice encased m.v. "Vaclite ".
( Both photos thanks to the Fam. Bob Purvis )
A not very sharp and small photo of the "Vaclite".
Additional information Starke & Schell registers :
VACLITE - 1928 BR, 1T (aft)
5,026 GRT for Vacuum Oil Co., Ltd., London 386.0 x 52.2
Tanker built by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Ltd., Newcastle (12) #1044 160618
1938 - Standard Transportation Co., Ltd., London
Torpedoed and sunk by U 55, 30 Jan 1940, in 49.20 N - 07.04 W,
voyage London - New York, in ballast.
The Miramar Ship Index for "VACLITE"
Torpedoed and sunk by U-55 at 49.20 N / 7.04 W on 30.01.1940.
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 5.026 tons
Owner: Standard Transportation Co Ltd, Hong Kong
Homeport: Hong Kong
Date of attack: 30 Jan, 1940
Fate: Sunk by U-55 (Werner Heidel)
Position: 49.20N, 07.04W -
- See location on a map -
Complement: ? men (? dead and ? survivors).
Notes on loss: -