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SS "Charlois", zeer fraaie opname.
( Private collection )
De tanker 'Charlois' (1888) van de American Petroleum Company te Rotterdam, op weg van New York via Halifex naar Rotterdam,
wordt op de Noordzee vermist. Na onderzoek kon later, in de jaren 60, worden vastgesteld, dat de 'Charlois' onder de Noorse kust
op 57. 30' N / 04. 30' O op 10 februari 1917 door de Duitse onderzeeboot 'U 59' moet zijn getorpedeerd en de voltallige bemannng
( 33 opvarenden ) daarbij is omgekomen.
Bron: L.L. von Münching: 'De Ned. koopvaardij in WO I (1917)' in: 'DBW' jrg. 57 nr. 9 (2002)
 SS "Charlois" een helaas niet scherpe opname.
SS "Charlois" in droogdok.

Launched 1888 : SS CHARLOIS
built by Russell & Co Port Glasgow,
Yard No 191
Engines by D Stewart & Co, Glasgow
Propulsion: steam, triple expansion 3 cyl, 254 nhp
Launched: Tuesday, 06/11/1888
Built: 1888
Ship Type: Tanker
Tonnage: 3003 gross; 1978 net
Length: 310ft 4in
Breadth: 39ft 3in
Draught: 25ft 3in
Owner History:
R W Leyland Liverpool
Status: Torpedoed & Sunk - 19/03/1917

Remarks:
06/11/1888: Launched for R W Leyland, Liverpool. An early tank steamer, she resembled the ship that is considered to be the prototype of the modern tanker, GLUCKAUF, built in Newcastle in 1886. It is probable, in view of her short time in the fleet and the fact that there was nothing else remotely like her, that Leyland was simply acting for an American company that wanted a ship built in a Scottish shipyard.
1889: On completion she sailed to New York where she was sold to Steamship Charlois Co Ltd, Liverpool (Jas F Flannery of Hermann Stursberg & Co, New York, manager).
1891: Sold to American Petroleum Co, Rotterdam, Holland.
19.3.1917: Torpedoed and sunk by U 59 off the Norwegian coast in position 57.30° N, 4.30° E while on a voyage from New York to Rotterdam. All hands lost.

Additional information :
CHARLOIS-1888  BR     1T (aft)
2,677 GRT for SS. Charlois Co., Ltd. (Hermann, Stursberg & Co., New York), Liverpool, 310.3 x 39.2
Tanker build by Russell & Co., Greenock, (12), #191, 93832
1891 - American Petroleum Co., Rotterdam, NE
Torpedoed and sunk by U 59, 19 March 1917, in 57.30 N - 04.30 E , voyage New York - Rotterdam,
petroleum  ( lost with all hands, posted missing ).
 
The Miramar Ship Index for
CHARLOIS
IDNo / IMO
1093832
Year
1888
Name
CHARLOIS
Flag
GBR
Owner
Ralph Watts Leyland, Liverpool
Type
Tanker
Tons
2786
DWT
3500
LOA
94,60
LPP
94,50
Beam
12,00
Dept
7,68
Draft
????
Machinery
1 Triple Expansion-8,0
kW
1000 IPK
ShipDesign
Tanker Half shelterdeck
Builder
Russell & Co.
Yard
Glasgow
Yard No
191
Country built
GBR
Keel
????
Launch
06.11.1888
Completed
??.12.1888
Subsequent History
1889 CHARLOIS – Steamship Charlois Co., Ltd, Liverpool
1891 CHARLOIS – American Petroleum Co., Rotterdam
End
1917
Disposal Data
De tanker 'Charlois' (1888) van de American Petroleum Company te Rotterdam, met ongeveer 3000 ton petroleum op weg van New York via Halifex naar Rotterdam, wordt op de Noordzee vermist. Na onderzoek kon later worden vastgesteld, dat de 'Charlois' onder de Noorse kust op 57. 30' N / 04. 30' O op 19 maart 1917 door de Duitse onderzeeboot 'U 59' moet zijn getorpedeerd en de voltallige bemanning (33 opvarenden) daarbij is omgekomen. Later spoelden wrakstukken van de reddingsboten aan op de Noorse kust.

"CHARLOIS".
Yard No: 191
Shipbuilder: Russell & Co Port Glasgow
Engine Builder: D Stewart & Co, Glasgow
Propulsion: steam, triple expansion 3 cyl, 254 nhp
Built: 1888
Ship Type: Tanker
Tonnage: 3003 gross; 1978 net
Length: 310ft 4in
Breadth: 39ft 3in
Draught: 25ft 3in
Owner: R W Leyland, Liverpool
Status: Torpedoed & Sunk - 19/03/1917
Remarks: 12.1888: Launched for R W Leyland, Liverpool. An early tank steamer, she resembled the ship that is considered
to be the prototype of the modern tanker, GLUCKAUF, built in Newcastle in 1886. It is probable, in view of her short time in the
fleet and the fact that there was nothing else remotely like her, that Leyland was simply acting for an American company that
wanted a ship built in a Scottish shipyard.
1889: On completion she sailed to New York where she was sold to Steamship Charleois Co Ltd, Liverpool (Jas F Flannery of Her-
mann Stursberg & Co, New York, manager).
1891: Sold to American Petroleum Co, Rotterdam, Holland.
19.3.1917: Torpedoed and sunk by U-59 off the Norwegian coast in position 57.30° N, 4.30° E while on a voyage
from New York to Rotterdam.
- See location on a map -
Plaats waar de "Charlois" ten onder ging.
WW I U-boats
UB 59
 Type : UB III
Shipyard : A.G. Weser, Bremen  (Werk 271)
Ordered : 20 May, 1916 ; Laid down : 13 Sep, 1916
Launched : 7 Jul, 1917 ; Commissioned : 25 Aug, 1917
Commanders :     
6 Jun, 1917 - 1 Jul, 1917 - Peter Ernst Eiffe
25 Aug, 1917 - 5 May, 1918 - Erwin Wassner
Career : 5 patrols - 5 Nov, 1917 - 2 Oct, 1918 Flandern I Flotilla
Successes : 7 ships sunk for a total of 10.978 tons (warships excluded).
Fate : 5 Oct, 1918 - Scuttled at Zeebrugge in position 51.19 N, 03.12 E during the German evacuation from Belgium.