ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
DRACO
Type
STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1922
Official Number
146435
Description
Yard Number: 680
Date of Build/Launch: January 1922
Steam triple expansion engine, 17¾” x 30½” x 53” with 36” stroke.
Howden’s system of forced draught.
Order Book: - The purchase price shall be deemed £115,000 Establishment charges and profit £14,200. United Shipping Co. Ltd commission £500 (paid 28.02.1922)

On service during WWII at Tobruk attacked by aircraft. Crew of 30 and 1 gunner.

11.04.1941 Attacked by aircraft at Tobruk, damaged and beached. 1 dead:
GOOD, Reginald, Seaman RNR, P/X7734. Died of wounds. Tobruk War Cemetry.

21.04.1941 Tobruk attacked by 40 Stuka aircraft, ship further damaged, Constructive total loss.

Refloated July 1948. Sailed Tobruk August 1948 for Valencia, in tow for breaking up.
(Source: Lloyd's War Losses, April 1941)
Owner
Ellerman Wilson Line, Hull
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 275 1/12' x breadth 39 1/12' x depth 20 5/6'
gross tonnage 2018 tons

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