Tsearevitch Aleksei Nikolavitch

Russia,Black Sea

Transport # 78 was a cargo steamer built by John Cockerill in Hoboken, and was launched in 1914 as military transport for the Imperial Russian Navy. She was sold two years later to the Russian company ROPIT and renamed to Tsearevitch Aleksei Nikolavitch. Under one of her regular journeys she struck a mine laid out by the Ottoman cruiser Midilli outside Cape Tarkhankut 16. June 1916. Heavily damaged the captain tried to steer towards shore but she soon disappeared in the deep. Attempts to salvage the wreck were made after the war, but to no avail. The wreck rest today on a depth of 40 to 52 meter resting on her keel with a listing towards starboard right outside Tarkhankut lighthouse.

Former names:
Tsearevitch Aleksei Nikolavitch - Цесаревич Алексей Николаевич
Transport # 78- Транспорт #78
90,6 x 12,6 x 6,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5472 grt
Hoboken ( BE ) 1914
( RU )

Last updated: February 2021