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Name: BIRTLEY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/03/1923
Completed: 05/1923
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 230
Dimensions: 2873grt, 1696nrt, 334.3 x 44.6 x 21.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 65 x 42ins), 337nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145523
History:
05/1923 Burnett SS Co Ltd (Burnett & Co), Newcastle
16/09/1941 Sank
Comments: 09/09/1936: Stranded on Whitburn Steel, near Sunderland. Refloated
15/09/1941: Mined whilst on a voyage from London to the Tyne in ballast.
16/09/1941: Sank at position 53.03N 01.18E (10 miles NW of Cromer)


Above photo of BIRTLEY aground near Sunderland