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Name: BURNHOPE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched:
Completed: 07/1917
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 204
Dimensions: 2683grt, 1602nrt, 321.2 x 43.2 x 19.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (22.5, 37 & 61 x 42ins), 295nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140680
History:
07/1917 Burnett Steamship Co Ltd, Newcastle
1928 Connell & Grace Ltd, Newcastle; renamed AKENSIDE
22/09/1939 Sank
Comments: 22/09/1939: Stopped by German U-Boat U7 off Marsten Island, Norway & sunk by torpedo
All crew survived


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