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Meppen - (1913-1914)
The American tanker "Moreni", seen outbound river Douro, Oporto, 1914, Loa 113m/Lpp 108,1m/4.045gt, completed 11/1913
as "Meppen" by Seebeck Werft, Geestemunde, for Deutsche Amerikanische, Petroleum Ges., Hamburg; 1914 Moreni, Standard
Oil Co., New York; 12/06/1917 attacked and sunken near Tabarca Island, near Santa Pola, Spain, Mediterranean Sea, after a
two hours hard battle, from which were fired 150 shots against 200 from U-64, while on passage Baton Rouge for Leghorn, 43
saved and 4 lost: German captain congratulated the Moreni’s captain by his fight.
Single The Miramar Ship Index for "MEPPEN"
Shelled and sunk by U 64, 12 June 1917, 17 miles SW of Tabarca Island,
Spain, voyage Baton Rouge - Livorno, benzine.
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
MEPPEN - 1913 GE, 1T (aft), (10)
4,045 GRT for Deutsch.-Amerik. Petroleum Ges., Hamburg, 354.6 x 50.0
Tanker built by G. Seebeck A.G., Bremerhaven, (11), #330
arr. at New York 9 Aug 1914, subsequently transferred to U.S. flag
1914 - MORENI, Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), Bayonne, US, 212912
Shelled and sunk by U 64, 12 June 1917, 17 miles SW of Tabarca Island, Spain,
voyage Baton Rouge - Livorno, benzine
Additional Information from Uboat.net :
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