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Name: ASKA
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 28/04/1939
Completed: 08/1939
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1596
Dimensions: 8323grt, 3993nrt, 444.6 x 61.2 x 25.2ft
Engines: 6 x steam turbines, 2155nhp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 167288
History:
08/1939 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
17/09/1940 Burned
Comments: Built for the Calcutta to Rangoon service
Accommodation for 45 x 1st Class, 110 x 2nd Class & 2327 Deck passengers
16/09/1940: Bombed 20 miles NE of Larne at 55.15N - 05.55W
17/09/1940: Drifted ashore on Cara Island and burned out
On a voyage from Freetown and Bathurst to Liverpool with troops


Above photo courtesy of Photoship