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Tascalusa (1) - (1913-1916)
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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.

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.

Ship Report for "TASCALUSA"
IDNo:
1136062
Year:
1913
Name:
TASCALUSA
Launch Date:
30.10.1913
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
12.1913
Flag:
GBR
Keel:

DWT:
Yard No:
579
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
128.2
Country of build:
Beam:
16.6
Builder:
Dixon (Raylton)
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Middlesbrough
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1Q-10

Owner as Completed:
Tank Storage & Carriage Co Ltd, Middlesbrough

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Bombed and sunk at Northern Arm, Falmouth 10.07.1940, beached & scrapped.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Main Owner
136062
1136062
1913
TASCALUSA
6499
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Tank Storage & Co.