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Name: ATLANTIC CONVEYOR
Type: Container Ship / RoRo
Launched: 25/08/1969
Completed: 03/1970
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Walker Naval Yard
Yard Number: 2
Dimensions: 14946grt, 7408nrt, 646.0 x 91.8 x 63.6ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, DR geared, 38500shp
Engines by: Associated Electrical Industries Ltd, Manchester
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 23.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 337245
History:
03/1970 Cunard Steam Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool (Atlantic Container Lines, managers)
28/05/1982 Sank
Comments: 1982: Requisitioned for use as transport & support in the Falklands War
25/05/1982: Hit by two Exocet missiles from Argentine Super Étendard jet fighters
The fire destroyed much of the ship interior and all the equipment she was carrying
28/05/1982: Scuttled off the Falklands Islands


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