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Lacklan - (1934-1950)
See her also as : Vacuoline - (1929-1934) &  Lacklan

"Lacklan", 13,508 dwt - German flag, owned by MobilOil A.G. & Gelsenberg Benzin A/G,
and build in 1929, as "Vacuoline", by Lithglows Ltd., Port Glasgow.

Lacklan
LOA  477 ' 3 "  Beam  62 ' 6 "  Depth 36 ' 6 "
13,498 DWT,  96,823 bbls
Quadruple expansion engine 51" stroke

ex VACUOLlNE - 1934

Built 1929 at Lithgow's, Glasgow, Scotland, as the VACUOLINE for the Vacuum Oil Company. Entered Socony's
British-flag fleet by merger in 1931.
The former VACUOLINE lifted out of San Francisco for Australia and New Zealand, with most voyages continuing to
Palembang, Sumatra, for cargoes destined for China and Japan. Her name was changed to LACKLAN in January 1934.
Five months after the outbreak of WWII, LACKLAN was requisitioned for war service and employed in fuelling warships at
sea as part of the Escort Oiler Service.
After the war the Secretary of the British Admiralty, RV Markham, wrote to Socony-Vacuum as follows: "I am commanded
by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to acquaint you that during the height of the naval struggle with Germany, a
service of Escort Oilers was formed from among the commercial tankers employed in the North Atlantic. 144 vessels were
equipped for fuelling warships at sea; and in the course of its 21/2 years' existence the Escort Oiler Service carried out more
than 4000 separate oiling operations which involved the transfer of 350,000 tons of fuel in every condition of weather. It thus
took a prominent share in winning the battle of the Atlantic.
"Two ships of your Company have taken part in this novel and often arduous work, and My Lords would be glad if an ex-
pression of their appreciation could be conveyed to the masters, officers and crews of LACKLAN.

The Miramar Ship Index for "VACUOLINE"
IDNo:
1160633
Year:
1929
Name:
VACUOLINE
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
30.11.1928
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
01.1929

Tons:
8670
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
820
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):
1Q-11.5

Subsequent History:
1934 LACKLAN

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Bremerhaven 03.07.1959.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
160633
1160633
1929
VACUOLINE
8670
Vacuum Oil Co Ltd.
160633
1160633
1929
VACUOLINE
8670
1933
Standard Tptn Co Ltd.
160633
1160633
1929
LACKLAN
8670
1934
Standard Tptn Co Ltd.
160633
1160633
1929
LACKLAN
8670
1941
Socony-Vacuum Tptn Co Ltd.
1160633
1929
LACKLAN
8670
1950
Deutsche Vacuum Oel AG
1160633
1929
LACKLAN
8670
1956
Mobil Oil AG.
1160633
1929
LACKLAN
8670
1958
Mobil Oil AG u.Gelsenberg Benzin AG

Additional information Starke & Schell registers :

VACUOLINE - 1929  BR  1Q (aft)     (11½)
8,670 GRT for Vacuum Oil Co., Ltd., London     460.0 x 62.8
Tanker build by Lithgows, Ltd., Port Glasgow    (1)     #820     160633
1933 - Standard Transportation Co., Ltd., Hong Kong
1934 - LACKLAN   s/o
1941 - Socony-Vacuum Transportation Co., Ltd., London
1950 - Deutsche Vacuum Oel, A.G., Hamburg, GE
1956 - Mobil Oil A.G., Hamburg  - s/o
1958 - Mobil Oil A.G. u. Gelsenberg Benzin A.G., Hamburg
Broken up at Bremerhaven 1959 by Eisen u. Metall K.G. Lehr & Co.,  dlvd. 3.7.59.