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Excelsior - (1894-1914)
3797 BRT / 5350 TDW - 103,00 x 13,01 x 6.81 M - 1 Triple Expansion Steam Engine - 1850 IHP,
build by the yard. On April 1894 launch.
On May 1894 build by AG "Vulcan", Stettin-Bredow ( Nr. 214 ) as "Excelsior" ordered by
Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Gesellschaft, Hamburg. Registered 5.5.1894.
On August 1914 laid up in the USA.
On 2.11.1914 sold to the Standard Oil Co., of New Jersey, New York. 1915 renamed "Petrolite".
On 5.12.1915 on the voyage from Alexandria to New York damaged by a U-boat.
On 10.6.1917 on the voyage from Genova to the USA, 140 miles west form Cape Spartel, Nort West Rabat, torpedoed by U-39 and sunken.
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
EXCELSIOR - 1894 GE 1Triple (aft) (10½)
3,710 GRT for Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Ges., Hamburg 339.1 x 43.7
Tanker build by Akt. Ges. "Vulcan", Stettin (5) #214
arr. St. Michaels, Azores 9 Aug 1914, voy. New Orleans - Bremen, subsequently transferred
1914 - Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), New York , USA 213029
1915 - PETROLITE, s/o
Torp. and sunk by U 35, 10 June 1917, 185 miles W ½ S of Cape Spartel (35.37N-08.29W),
voyage Genoa - U.S.A., in ballast.
Single The Miramar Ship Index for "EXCELSIOR"
ID No: 2213029 Name: EXCELSIOR Year: 1894
Builder: Vulcan Country of build: Link: Ship Design:
Location of yard: Stettin-Bredow Yard No: 214
Keel: Launch Date: Date of completion: 5.94
Type: Tanker Tons: 3710 Naval or paramilitary marking : - DWT: -
Length overall: LPP: 103.4 Beam: 13.3 Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1T-10.5 Material of build: -
Owner as Completed: Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Ges (Standard Oil) Flag: GE
Subsequent History: 1915 PETROLITE.
Disposal Data: sm/t 35.37N/8.29W 10.06.1917