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Old 1st October 2010, 05:34
stevie1262 stevie1262 is offline
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SS Desabla - Bank Line Tanker

Looking for any pictures of the Steam Tanker Desabla which was sunk in 1915 off Tod Head in the North Sea by U17.

Built in 1913 by Hawthorne Leslie for Bank Line Glasgow
6047 GRT, 128metres x 16.6m x 9.9m
She operated mainly in the US until 1914 when she was leased to the Royal Navy to carry oil from Texas to the UK.

After searching for her for 3 years we finally found and Dived her in August 2010, she is lying over on her Port Side in 67metres of water and is still remarkably intact after 95 years. An enormous ship considering she is only 6000 Tons we have Plans for her but surprisingly have been unable to find any photographs. Any ideas where to look? I imagine US may be worth a try as she spent some 2 years working there.

Any Info or advice appreciated.
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Old 1st October 2010, 07:21
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Steve 1262,Morning,as the Desabla was short lived,it may be easier to get a photograph of her sistership Barneson/Oyleric which lasted until 1942.Ted
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Old 1st October 2010, 14:20
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http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20...yleric-01.html

photo of Oyleric sister to Desabla

Barney.
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Old 1st October 2010, 20:43
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Hello Danube4,
Thank you for identifying that photo of Oyleric. I bought a copy of that very photo in a fair some years ago in the hopes it was some little known "O" class RFA of the early 1920's. The quest is now over,
Many thanks.
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Old 3rd October 2010, 02:48
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Thanks, i am still trying US to see if anything there as she spent most of her time there, great picture
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Old 26th October 2010, 07:53
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I just heard back from someone at Andrew Weir Shipping Limited, who was kind enough to take a look in their archives. They don't have any photographs of this vessel.

I have also started a WikiPedia page for the Desabla if anyone's interested:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Desabla
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