Redline No.1
Ship Number
698
Vessel Type
Coastal Tanker
Built
Govan Yard
Slip Number
4
Launch Date
October 13, 1924
Delivered
November 5, 1924
Owner
British Mexican Petroleum Co.
Weight
272 grt
BP Length
120 feet
Breadth
23 feet
No. of Screws
Single
Speed (approx)
9 knots
Propulsion
T3cyl (aft)
Official No.
148499
Registered
London
Fate
Foundered
 Redline No.1

On voyage Fawley for Gloucester with petrol she was 16 miles W.S.W. from Trevose Head on 21st January, 1925, when she encountered extremely bad weather and capsized.
 
The Therese of Swansea was near by but dared not approach nearer than 100 yards. Here she remained for some hours, though the seas prevented her from launching a boat. Just before 11 p.m. Capt. Darroch gave orders to his crew to 'abandon ship' as her list was becoming more acute. Unable to launch the boats the crew jumped into the sea, but were all drowned before they could reach the Therese, except Mr. Darroch, the first officer and brother of the captain, who was the only survivor.
 
The number of drowned was nine, including a boy making his first voyage.