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Name: CUBA
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 20/11/1922
Completed: 04/1923
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1108
Dimensions: 11337grt, 6326nrt, 476.0 x 62.3 x 35.1ft
Engines: 4 x steam turbines
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: n/a; (1940: 171463)
History:
04/1923 Cie Générale Transatlantique, St Nazaire
1940 Ministry of Shipping / War Transport (Cunard - White Star Ltd), London
06/04/1945 Sank
Comments: 24/10/1940: Captured by HMS MORETON BAY west
of the Canary Islands and brought to Freetown
06/04/1945: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U1195, 35 miles
SW of Portsmouth, in position 50.36N - 00.57W
On a voyage from Le Havre to Southampton


Above photos courtesy of Photoship