british Strick Line Ltd. - Frank Clarke Strick - London & Paris S.S. Co. SS Armanistan [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1937
weight (tons) 6805  grt
dimensions 138.3 x 17.8 x 9 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine with LP exhaust turbine, DR Geared, single shaft, 1 screw
power 914  n.h.p.
speed 14  knots
yard no. 507
IMO/Off. no. 165387
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 03/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
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Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
Strick Line Ltd. - Frank Clarke Strick - London & Paris S.S. Co., London
captain Charles Rolls Knight
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depth (m.) 4300 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 12/10/2007
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last update 05/04/2013
[1] Lettens Jan03/02/2009
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Allen Tony12/10/2007Arministan SS was a British Cargo Steamer built in 1937. She was owned by the Strick Line (1923) Ltd. On the 3rd February 1940 when on route from ANTWERP for BUSREH carrying a 8,300 ton general cargo including sugar and iron rails she was torpedoed by U-25 and sunk. All the crew were saved.
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Vleggeert Nico14/06/2008Notes on loss:At 14.32 hours on 3 Feb, 1940, the Armanistan (Master Charles Rolls Knight) in convoy OG-16 was torpedoed and sunk by U-25 west of the River Tagus, Portugal. The crew was rescued by the Spanish merchant Monte Abril and landed at Tenerife.
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Strick Line Ltd. - Frank Clarke Strick - London & Paris S.S. Co., London

Founded by Frank Clarke Strick from Sawnsea in 1887. In 1913, Strick's companies, La Commerciale Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. , The Anglo-Arabian and Persian Steamship Co. Ltd. and Anglo-Algerian Steam Ship Co. (1896) Ltd. and La Tunisienne Ltd. , all merged to form Strick Line Ltd. In 1919 sold and in 1923 it became part of the P&O group, still under the name Strick Line. It was taken over completely by P&O in 1972 and stopped existing in 1974.

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 Readhead John & Sons Ltd., South Shields
Readhead and Softley (1865~1872)
John Readhead & Co. (1872~1888)
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