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Name: AFRICAN TRANSPORT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/04/1913
Completed: 07/1913
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 206
Dimensions: 4482grt, 2849nrt, 385.0 x 52.0 x 27.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 40 & 68 x 48ins), 320nhp
Engines by: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 135886
History:
07/1913 Empire Transport Co Ltd (Houlder Bros & Co Ltd), West Hartlepool
25/06/1918 Sank
Comments: 25/06/1918: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U88 when 3 miles north of
Whitby on a voyage from the Tyne to Falmouth with a cargo of coal.