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Name: CITY OF CANTON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/09/1915
Completed: 09/1916
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 969
Dimensions: 6692grt, 4271nrt, 450.7 x 56.9 x 31.1ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, 751nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 137520
History:
09/1916 Ellerman Lines Ltd (Hall Line Ltd), Liverpool
16/07/1943 Sank
Comments: 16/07/1943: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U178 in
the Mozambique Channel at position 13.52S 41.10E
On a voyage from Liverpool to Beira and Mombasa with coal and general cargo


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley