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Name: CITY OF MANDALAY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/11/1924
Completed: 01/1925
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1253
Dimensions: 7049grt, 4497nrt, 443.2 x 57.9 x 31.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 43.75 & 76.5 x 54ins), 751nhp;
(1930: Addition of an LP turbine and electric drive)
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 147942
History:
01/1925 Ellerman Lines Ltd (City Line Ltd), Glasgow
17/10/1939 Sank
Comments: 1930: Fitted with Electric motor
17/10/1939: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U46,
200 miles west of Coruna in position 44.57N - 13.36W
On a voyage from Saigon & Port Swettenham to Le Havre & UK ports


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley