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Name: BELLE ISLE
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/04/1932
Completed: 05/1932
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1475
Dimensions: 1960grt, 1159nrt, 246.1 x 37.7 x 19.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (18.5, 29 & 48 x 33ins), 201nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 161566
History:
05/1932 Newfoundland-Canada Steamships Ltd (WA Shaw), Newcastle & Halifax
1942 US War Shipping Administration - US Army
1946 US Maritime Commission
1948 China Industrial Corporation Ltd, Shanghai; renamed CHINA LEADER
1949 A Magsaysay Inc, Manila; renamed SAN ANTONIO
24/07/1950 Sank
Comments: 24/07/1950: Mined & sunk at Woosung
On a voyage from Hong Kong to Shanghai