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Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co., Ltd.
Voco (I) - (1933-1934)
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See also : Toorak - (1934-1949)

Additional information Starke & Schell registers :

VOCO - 1927   BR   1T (aft)     (11)
8,627 GRT for Vacuum Oil Co., Ltd., London,   460.0 x 62.8
Tanker built by Lithgows, Ltd., Port Glasgow,  (12),   #803,   149960
1933 - Standard Transportation Co., Ltd., Hong Kong
1934 - TOORAK,  s/o
1941 - Socony-Vacuum Transportation Co., Ltd., London
01-16-1942 Torpedoed but repaired.
1949 - OMIROS, Soc. Maritima Miraflores, Ltda., Puerto Cortes  [A. S. Onassis], HO
Broken up at Hamburg 1961 by Eckhardt & Co.,
delivered 2/61  - scrapped 3rd quarter 1961.

The Miramar Ship Index for "VOCO"
IDNo:
1149960
Year:
1927
Name:
VOCO
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
17.10.1927
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
12.1927

DWT:
Yard No:
803
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
140.2
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
19.1
Builder:
Lithgows
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Port Glasgow
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1T-11

Subsequent History:
1934 TOORAK - 1949 OMIROS

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Hamburg Febr. 1961.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Registered Owner
149960
1149960
1927
VOCO
8627
Vacuum Oil Co.
149960
1149960
1927
TOORAK
8627
1934
Standard Tptn Co.
1149960
1927
OMIROS
8627
1949
A.S. Onassis

Additional information from Uboat.net :

Toorak  -  British Steam tanker

Name
Toorak
Type:
Steam tanker
Tonnage
8,627 tons
Completed
1927 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow
Owner
Socony Vacuum Transportation Co Ltd, Montreal
Homeport
London
Date of attack
16 Jan 1942
Nationality: British
- See location on a map -
Fate
Damaged by U-86 (Walter Schug)
Position
47.54N, 52.11W - Grid BB 6362
Complement
51 (0 dead and 51 survivors).
Convoy
ON-52 (dispersed)
Route
Coryton - Halifax
Cargo
Ballast
History
Built as Voco, 1934 renamed Toorak
Notes on loss
At 13.58 hours on 16 Jan, 1942, U-86 fired a spread of two torpedoes at Toorak, dispersed from convoy ON-52, and heard one detonation before loosing the ship in heavy snowfall. The Germans managed to locate the tanker again after about one hour, but missed her with two torpedoes at 15.11 and 15.34 hours and gave up the chase because every attack had been evaded and the distress signals alerted the nearby coast.