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Name: CLAN MACARTHUR
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/09/1912
Completed: 12/1912
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 846
Dimensions: 7390grt, 4683nrt, 450.1 x 57.1 x 26.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (31.5, 52 & 86 x 60ins), 841nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133085
History:
12/1912 Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd, Glasgow
1920 Scottish Shire Line Ltd (Turnbull, Martin & Co Ltd, managers), Glasgow
1920 Renamed BERWICKSHIRE
20/08/1944 Sunk
Comments: 20/08/1944: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U861, 400 miles SW of Madagascar
On a voyage from Liverpool to Mauritius with general cargo. 8 crew died


Photo as BERWICKSHIRE courtesy of Kevin Blair