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Name: CITY OF FLORENCE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/09/1914
Completed: 10/1914
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 841
Dimensions: 5399grt, 3490nhp, 407.2 x 51.3 x 29.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 42.25 & 74 x 48ins), 547nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 137402
History:
10/1914 Ellerman Lines Ltd (Hall Line Ltd), Liverpool
20/07/1917 Sank
Comments: 20/07/1917: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat UC17 when 188 miles
W by N of Ouessant, 47.42N - 09.45W on a voyage from Cuddalore to Falmouth


Above photo is courtesy of Clive Ketley