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Name: ARAWA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/11/1906
Completed: 02/1907
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 783
Dimensions: 9626grt, 5912nrt, 459.0 x 59.9 x 31.1ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (23.25, 38.5 & 66 x 48ins), 899nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 124461
History:
02/1907 Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Southampton
1928 Arnold Bernstein, Hamburg; renamed KONIGSTEIN
1930 Arnold Bernstein Schiffahrts GmbH, Hamburg
1940 Etablissements Van Heyghen Freres SA, Antwerp; renamed GANDIA
22/01/1942 Sank
Comments: 1914: Requisitioned by the British Government & used as a troop ship
1921: Returned to commercial service
22/01/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U135, 420 miles east of Cape Race
On a voyage from Liverpool to St John New Brunswick with a cargo of potash


Above photo as ARAWA is copyright of J Aldersley

Above photo as ARAWA is copyright of J Aldersley