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Name: BASSANO
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/09/1937
Completed: 12/1937
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1560
Dimensions: 4843grt, 2687nrt, 401.5 x 55.8 x 25.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.7, 44 & 73 x 48ins) + LP turbine, 786nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 165691
History:
12/1937 Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd, Hull
09/01/1941 Sank
Comments: 09/01/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U105,
100 miles south of Greenland at 57.57N - 47.42W
On a voyage from New York to Hull