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Name: BRATTON CASTLE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/12/1919
Completed: 05/1920
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 951
Dimensions: 6696grt, 4154nrt, 412.2 x 55.8 x 34.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 144539
History:
05/1920 Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co Ltd
1932 Kulukundis Bros; renamed MOUNT TAURUS
1932 Renamed PROTEUS
17/11/1942 Sank
Comments: Launched as WAR DUTY or WAR FERVOUR
17/11/1942: Torpedoed by U-Boat U264 and sank 500 miles SE of Greenland
On voyage London to Halifax in ballast


Photo courtesy of Richard Cox