Levenpool

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Levenpool
Vessel Type: 
Cargo
Official Number: 
127464
GRT: 
4,844
Year Built: 
1911
Arrival Date: 
10/07/1934
Original Builder: 
R. Ropner & Company of Stockton-on-Tees
Original Yard No.: 
454
Other Information: 

Official Number  :  127464
Launched  :  16-12-1910
Completed :  January 1911
Propulsion :  Triple-Expansion Reciprocating Steam Engine
 
Built by R. Ropner of Stockton for the Pool Shipping Company, West Hartlepool, as their Yard No. 454.  Managers - Sir R. Ropner & Company Limited, West Hartlepool.
 
On 16/12/1915 whilst on a passage from New York to Rotterdam with general cargo, Levenpool struck a mine laid down by an unknown U-boat, in a position about 2 miles N x E of the Kentish Rock Lightvessel, off the Thames Estuary.  Beached the following day on the Mucking Flats in the Canvey Island area and subsequently repaired and refloated.
 

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