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Name: BURNHOPE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/01/1929
Completed: 02/1929
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 408
Dimensions: 3859grt, 2383nrt, 370.3 x 51.8 x 22.6ft
Engines: Q4cyl (20, 28, 40 & 58 x 42ins), 327nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149492
History:
02/1929 Burnett SS Co Ltd (Burnett & Co), Newcastle
1933 Kassos SN Co Ltd (Pnevmaticos, Rethymnis & Yannaghas), Syra
1933 Renamed THEMONI
1938 CD Mallory Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware; renamed MALANTIC
1941 Marine Operating Co Inc, Wilmington, Delaware
09/03/1943 Sank
Comments: 02/07/1937: On fire 120 miles north of Fernando Noronha on a voyage
from Gdynia to Rosario with a cargo of coal
02/07/1937: Beached at Fernando Noronha & became a CTL
Subsequently sold and repaired at Newport News
22/04/1942: Taken over by the US War Shipping Administration
09/03/1943: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U409 in 58.37N 22.32W
On a voyage from New York to Liverpool with ammunition and bombs.


Above photos copyright of US Navy