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Name Official number Flag IMO
HELENUS  135519  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1913  03/10/1913  04/11/1913 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Greenock   448 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
7555 grt / 4814 nrt / 455.3 ft  56.3 ft  32.5 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
1- Screw T.3-cyl. (31", 51½" & 86" x 60") engine (No. 509), 5,500 IHP. 14 kts. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Ocean Steamship Company, (Alfred Holt & Co, managers), Liverpool   Liverpool   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
24/01/1912 Ordered
11/06/1912 Keel laid.
Completed at a cost of £123,590.
20/11/1913 Trials and delivered.
1917 until 1918 Expeditionary Force transport for Portugese troops
01/12/1917 Whilst in a position 60 miles S. W. of the Lizard was damaged with a torpedo by the German submarine U 53 and was towed into Falmouth.
30/06/1918 Avoided a torpedo in the North Sea.
22/08/1918 Whilst in the Atlantic was attacked with gunfire by the German submarine U 90 but escaped whilst returning fire.
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1942  Torpedoed 03/03/1942 
Disposal Detail
Whilst on a voyage from Penang via Table Bay and Freetown to Merseyside was sunk with a torpedo by the German submarine U 68 in a position 06.01N., 12.02W., off Freetown with the loss of five lives. 86 survivors were picked up during the evening by BEACONSFIELD (4,635g./38). 
 

 



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