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Tascalusa (1) - (1913-1913)
See also : Tascalusa (1) - (1913-1916)
The first "Tascalusa" was build in 1913 by Sir R. Dixon & Co., Ltd., Middelsborough, for the Anglo-American
Oil Co., Ltd., but deliverd direct to Tank Storage & Carriage Co., Ltd.
Measurements : 420 Feet 6 inches lenght x 54 Feet 4 inches Breadth.
Engines : Quadruple Expansion.
1916 : Sold to Standard Transportation Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, not renamed.
On 10 th July, 1942, being fitted with guns in preparation for Admiralty service and berthed alongside the Northern
Arm at Falmouth, the ship was struck aft by bombs during an enemy air attack. Both ship and warf caught fire and
the "Tascalusa" sank by the stern, partly submerged, resting on the bottom in twenty-five feet of water, with the
forward tanks keeping her bows buoyoant end afloat.
Left to burn itself out, the fire was finally extinguised three days later. Remaining oil cargo on board was discharged
and divers commenced patching and plugging the damaged shell plating and bulkheads.
Refloated on 29 August, the "Tascalusa" was beached on the Mylor mud flats. Declared a constuctive total loss,
she was sold for scrapping in November, 1940, to T. W. Ward & Co.
Additional Information from the Starke & Schell Ships-registers ;
TASCALUSA - 1913 BR 1Q (aft) (10)
6,499 GRT for Tank Storage & Carriage Co., Ltd., Middlesbrough 420.5 x 54.4
Tanker built by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co., Ltd., Middlesbrough (12) #579 136062
1916 - Standard Transportation Co., Ltd., Hong Kong
Sunk by German air attack in Falmouth Harbour, 10 July 1940, refloated and beached 29 Aug 1940, CTL,
sold Nov 1940 to T. W. Ward, Ltd., for scrapping.
The Miramar Ship Index for "TASCALUSA"
Bombed and sunk at Northern Arm, Falmouth 10.07.1940, beached & scrapped.