Tom - Collection C. Kleiss
At Zeebrugge during cargo operations.
          She was built as Cramond on 1919 and bought on 1921 by Compañía Naviera Bachi, being renamed Tom. She was the second Tom; the first was sunk on 13/April/1917, in a trip from Bilbao to Cardiff, after being hit by a torpedo fired by the submarine UC-26. The sinking was very fast, with 20 crewmembers dead and 7 survivors.
          On 1953 she was sold to Compañía Naviera Vascongada and renamed Archanda, trading mainly wood logs from the Spanish Guinea to Spain mainland, like the previous years. There were other trips like the last one, to load sugar in Brazil on January 1960, when she grounded at Boa Vista island (Cabo Verde). She was lost but all crewmembers survived.
Shipyard / Year John Blumer Co. / 1919
Dead Weight 5,167 MT
Gross register 3,056 GRT
Lenght 101.0 mtr
Breadth 14.2 mtr
Depth 7.1 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 1,100 H.P.
Sold 1953 to
Owner Cía. Naviera Vascongada
Sunk 1960

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