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Name: BELGIQUE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/08/1909
Completed: 09/1909
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 161
Dimensions: 2028grt, 1268nrt, 281.5 x 43.1 x 19.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (20, 33 & 54 x 36ins), 201nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
09/1909 Soc Anon Belgique (Giani & Muller), Antwerp
1914 London & Paris Steamship Co (FC Strick), London; renamed KING ALBERT
08/09/1915 Sank
Comments: 08/09/1915: Sank off Ceuta after hitting a submerged object in the Straits of Gibraltar
On a voyage from Benisaf for the Tyne


Photo as BELGIQUE courtesy of George Robinson