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Name: ABUS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/05/1914
Completed: 07/1914
Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 290
Dimensions: 272grt, 101nrt, 119.4 x 23.4 x 8.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (15 & 30 x 21ins), 50rhp
Engines by: JP Rennoldson & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 8.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 136201
History:
07/1914 D Hurtley & Sons Ltd, Hull; registered at Hull
1918 James Kell, Sunderland; registered at Sunderland
1922 John R Rix, Hull; registered at Hull; renamed NORRIX
1930 Wilson Steamship Co Ltd, registered at Whitehaven; renamed CUMBRIA
01/07/1955 Broken up
Comments: 01/07/1955: Arrived at Troon for breaking up
05/07/1955: Breaking up started by West of Scotland Shipbreaking Yard
03/10/1955: Breaking up completed


Photo as CUMBRIA courtesy of Photoship