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Name: AUTOLYCUS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 06/09/1922
Completed: 12/1922
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 505
Dimensions: 7621grt, 4793nrt, 459.7 x 58.3 x 32.6ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, DR geared
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 147176
History:
12/1922 China Mutual Steam Navigation Co Ltd (A Holt & Co, managers), Liverpool
06/04/1942 Sank
Comments: 06/04/1942: Part of a convoy of 7 ships that left Calcutta for the UK
50 miles E of Port Puri they met two Japanese heavy cruisers KUMANO & SUZUYA.
AUTOLYCUS was one of 4 ships sunk by gunfire, with the loss of 17 crew


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

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