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Name: CITY OF ROUBAIX
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/10/1927
Completed: 02/1928
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1309
Dimensions: 7108grt, 4555nrt, 456.1 x 58.4 x 32.1ft
Engines: 3 x steam turbines, SR geared, 1029nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149661
History:
02/1928 Ellerman Lines Ltd (Hall Line Ltd, managers), Liverpool
06/04/1941 Sank
Comments: 06/04/1941: Caught fire, from the CLAN FRASER, & blew up at Piraeus


Photo courtesy of Richard Cox