Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 216739
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 250.42
Width 43.58
Depth 20.33
Gross Tonnage 2150.00
Net Tonnage 1286.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00090

Vessel History

Rebuilds Damaged by aircraft fire while running blockade in Spanish Civil War in September and December, 1938, and in February, 1939. Dismantled as a hulk in 1940, and used as storage.
History Vessel laid down as WAR COMET for Cunard Steamship Co., Ltd., as agent for the Shipping Controller, London, England. Requisitioned by U.S. Shipping Board under Urgent Deficiencies Act of June 13, 1917.
Disposition Loaded with 1,933 tons of gas shells and scuttled in Atlantic Ocean on September 5, 1947.

Build Information

Builder Manitowoc Ship Building Co.
Place Built Manitowoc, WI
Date Built 1918-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Shipping Board1918-00-001920-00-00U.S.216739
A.H. Bull S.S. Co.1920-00-001937-00-00U.S.216739
Westcliffe Shipping Co., Ltd. (G.O. Till, Mgr.)1937-00-001940-00-00U.K.165484
Minister of War Transport1940-00-001947-00-00U.K.165484