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Name: BALLENA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/11/1919
Completed: 02/1920
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 213
Dimensions: 5193grt, 3168nrt, 399.5 x 52.3 x 28.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 &73 x 48ins), 452nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 143612
History:
02/1920 Pacific Steam Navigation Co, Liverpool
1933 Rethymnis & Kulukundis; renamed MOUNT IDA
1937 Hamburg-Sudamerikanische DG, Hamburg; renamed MENDOZA
22/03/1945 Sunk
Comments: 1919: Laid down as a standard "B Type" for the UK Government
22/03/1945: Bombed and sunk by Russian aircraft after leaving Pillau with rufugees


Photos courtesy of Richard Cox