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Name: BOVERTON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/12/1909
Completed: 02/1910
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 167
Dimensions: 3117grt, 1953nrt, 331.0 x 48.1 x 21.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 65 x 42ins), 298nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 128502
History:
02/1910 Dunraven SS Co Ltd (E Thomas Radcliffe & Co), Cardiff
1910 Renamed DUNRAVEN
07/1917 The Admiralty; renamed BOVERTON
10/08/1917 Sank
Comments: 07/1917: Hired by The Admiralty as a submarine decoy vessel
and operated as BOVERTON
08/08/1917: Damaged in a gunfire exchange with U-Boat UC71
when 130 miles west of Ouessant
10/08/1917: Sank while under tow in the English Channel.