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British Mexican Petroleum Co., Ltd.
Victor Ross - (1939-1940)
See also : German Records off the Attack on the MS "Victor Ross"

"Victor Ross" was build in 1933,
for the Baltisch-Amerkanische Petroleum-Import GmbH, Danzig / KR Waried Tankschiff Rhederei GmbH, Hamburg.
1935 handed over to the Panama Transport Co., Panama ( Waried was still the manager ).
1939 handed over to the British Mexican Petroleum Co., London.
2.12.1940 on te voyage from Liverpool, in ballast, to New York, torpedoed by the U-43 and sunk.
All 44 crew members lost their lives.
 
"Victor Ross", between Madeira and Gibraltar in 1934, picture taken by my grandpa Hans Flügge.
( Photo Copyright Frank Behrends )
"Victor Ross" sailing for British Mexican Petroleum Co., London.
 
"Victor Ross".
 
"Victor Ross".

The Miramar Ship Index for "VICTOR ROSS"
IDNo:
1166868
Year:
1933
Name:
VICTOR ROSS
Launch Date:
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
01.1933
Flag:
DZG
Keel:

DWT:
Yard No:
699
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
158.9
Country of build:
DEU
Beam:
21.4
Builder:
Bremer Vulkan
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Vegesack
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2D-12

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Torpedoed and sunk by U 43, 56.04N/18.30W 2.12.1940 (44 dead)

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
166868
1166868
1933
VICTOR ROSS
12424
-
Baltisch-Am.Petrol

Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
VICTOR ROSS - 1933   DZ      2M (aft)     (12)
12,424 GRT for Baltisch-Amerik. Petroleum Import G.m.b.H. (Waried Tankschiff Rhed.), Danzig,  521.4 x 70.3
Tanker built by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack     (1)     #699
1935 - Panama Transport Co., Panama, PA
1939 - British Mexican Petroleum Co., Ltd., London,  BR    166868
Torpedoed and sunk by U 43, 2 Dec 1940, in 56.04N-18.30W,
voyage Liverpool - New York, in ballast.

Additional information from Uboat.net :

Name: Victor Ross
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 12.247 tons
Completed: 1933  
Owner: British Mexican Petroleum Co, London
Homeport: London
Date of attack: 2 Dec, 1940
Nationality: British
 Fate: Sunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position: 56.04N, 18.30W - Grid AL 6244
- See location on a map -
Complement: 44 men (44 dead).
Convoy: OB-251
Route: Liverpool - New York
Cargo: Ballast
History: -
Notes on loss: -