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Brilliant - (1890-1914)
Steam Tank Ship "Brilliant".
KRFB - 3402 BRT / 5100 DTW - 96,98 x 12,41 x 8.99 M - 1 Triple Expansion Steam Engine - 1700 IHP,
build by Walssend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd., Wallsend. On July 1890 launch.
On August 1890 build by Sir W.G. Armstrong, Mitchell & Co., Low Walker ( No. 567 ) as "Brilliant" for
Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Gesselschaft, Geestemunde.
On April 1896, Boiler installation renewed by Reiherstieg Schiffsweft & Maschinenfabrik.
On 1.8.1914 laid up in the USA.
On 23.9.1914 handed over to the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, New York, renamed "Llama".
31.10.1915 on the voyage from New York to Copenhagen starnded at Skae Skerries/Westray Firth
Ormney Island and Total Loss.
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
BRILLIANT- 1890 GE 1T (aft) (9½)
3,189 GRT for Deutsch-Amerik. Petroleum Ges., Geestemünde, 318.5 x 42.0
Tanker build by Armstrong, Mitchell & Co., Ltd., Newcastle (9) #567
arr. New York, 7 Aug 1914 and subsequently transferred to U. S. flag
1914 - LLAMA Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), New York, USA, 212682
Wrecked 31 Oct 1915, on Skae Skerries, Westray Firth, Orkney Islands,
voyage New York - Copenhagen, gas oil.
The Miramar Ship Index for "BRILLIANT"
Wrecked Skae Skerries, Westray Firth on 31.10.1915 ( Voyage New York-Copenhagen, gas oil )