History of Tabarka
Built as the SS Pollux for N.V. Koninkl. Nederland. Stoomboot Mij., Amsterdam
March 1918 to 1919 U.S. Gov't. requisition - operated by U.S. Shipping Board under US flag)
1931 taken over by the French Union Maritime Auxiliaire S.A. (Union Maritime S.A.), Rouen & renamed SS Tabarka
1937 sold to (Soc. Anon. de Gérance et d'Armement), Rouen.
July 1940 requisitioned at Falmouth.
1940 Ministry of Shipping (G. Heyn & Sons, Ltd., mgrs.), Belfast - later Watts, Watts & Co., Ltd., mgrs.
1941 sunk as a blockship in Kirk Sound.
1944 Raised and re sunk as a blockship in Burra Sound.
- Nationality: British
- Date built: 1909
- Type: Steamship
- Builder: Wrf. voorh. Rijkee & Co., Rotterdam
- Purpose: Cargo
- Weight: 2886 ton
- Length: 326.8ft
- Beam: 44.1ft
- Cause Lost: Ran aground and started leaking
- Date Scuttled: 23rd March 1941 (salvaged in 1944)
- Engine: 3-cylinder triple-expansion engine, single propeller
- Registration: Rouen