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Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co., Ltd.
Vaclite - (1938-1940)
See also : Eulogy for CAPT. ROBERT MARSHALL PURVIS (1917-2007)

See also : Shipping Movements "Vaclite", from end May 1938 till 30.1.1940

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"Vaclite" covered with ice, in the North Atlantic.
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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 )
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"Vaclite".
A not very sharp and small photo of the "Vaclite".
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"Vaclite".
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"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.

Ship Report for "VACLITE"
IDNo:
1160618
Year:
1928
Name:
VACLITE
Launch Date:
12.10.1928
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
12.1928
Flag:
GBR
Keel:

Tons:
5026
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
1044
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
117.6
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
15.9
Builder:
Armstrong Whitworth
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Low Walker
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1T-

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Torpedoed and sunk by U-55 at 49.20 N / 7.04 W on 30.01.1940.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
160618
1160618
1928
VACLITE
5026
-
Vacuum Oil Co.

Additional information from Uboat.net :

Name: Vaclite
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 5.026 tons
Completed: 1928
Owner: Standard Transportation Co Ltd, Hong Kong
Homeport: Hong Kong
Date of attack: 30 Jan, 1940
Nationality: British
Fate: Sunk by U-55 (Werner Heidel)
Position: 49.20N, 07.04W -
- See location on a map -
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Complement: ? men (? dead and ? survivors).
Convoy: OA-80G
Route: -
Cargo: -
History: -
Notes on loss: -