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Purelight - ( 1908-1916)
See also : Healdton

 
SS HEALDTON was a American Steam Tanker of 4,489 tons built in 1908 by Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co,
Greenock as the SS PURELIGHT for the Purelight Steamship Company, Hamburg. In 1911 she was acquired by Pure Oil
Co., Hamburgand in 1916 was purchased by Standard Oil Company, Bayonne NJ and renamed SS HEALDTON.
On the 21st March 1917 she was torpedoed by German submarine when on route from Philadelphia for Rotterdam.
Crew rescued by Dutch torpedoboat G13 and Dutch trawler Java, after 17 hours of exposure.
( Photo thanks to Lee Thompson )

The Miramar Ship Index for "PURELIGHT"
IDNo:
2213893
Year:
1908
Name:
PURELIGHT
Launch Date:
01.07.1908
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
08.1908
Flag:
DEU
Keel:

Ton:
4489
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
307
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
112.5
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
15.5
Builder:
Greenock G'mouth
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Cartsdyke Mid
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1T-11.5

Subsequent History:
1916 HEALDTON

Disposal Data:
Torpedoed and sunk 53.53 N / 4.28 E on 21.03.1917.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
2213893
1908
PURELIGHT
4489
Purelight SS Co.
213893
2213893
1908
HEALDTON
4489
1916
Standard Oil Co NJ

Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :

PURELIGHT - 1908    GE    1T     (11½)
4,489 GRT for Purelight Steamship Co. A.G., Hamburg, 369.0 x 50.9
Tanker build by Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co., Greenock,  (8),   #307
1911 - Pure Oil Co., G.m.b.H., Hamburg (at Rotterdam, August 1914)
1916 - HEALDTON,  Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), Bayonne, N.J., US, 213893
Torpedoed and sunk 21 March 1917, 25 miles north of Terschelling  (53.53 N - 04.28 E),
voyage Philadelphia - Rotterdam, oil.