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Name: CITY OF COLOMBO
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/10/1909
Completed: 12/1909
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 849
Dimensions: 6000grt, 3909nrt, 425.0 x 54.1 x 30.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 43.5 & 75 x 51ins), 402nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 128009
History:
12/1909 Ellerman Lines Ltd (Hall Line Ltd), Liverpool
20/03/1921 Wrecked
Comments: 20/03/1921: Wrecked 6 miles north of Petit Passage, Digby Neck, Nova Scotia
On a voyage from Dunkerque and Barry via St John NB to Philadelphia


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley