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Name: EASTNEY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 13/10/1920
Completed: 02/1921
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 256
Dimensions: 5118grt, 3239nrt, 375.0 x 51.2 x 31.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 69 x 48ins), 370nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145165
History:
02/1921 Romney SS Co Ltd (Fawcett, Coverdale & Co), London
1924 Louis Dreyfus & Cie, Dunkerque; renamed GERMAINE L.D.
1932 Corrado Soc Anon di Navigazione, Genoa; renamed ANDREA
1940 Ministry of Shipping (Runciman Shipping Co Ltd), London
1940 Renamed EMPIRE ADVENTURE
20/09/1940 Sank
Comments: 10/06/1940: Seized by UK at Newcastle
20/09/1940: Torpedoed by U-Boat U138 52 miles NW of Rathlin Island
on a voyage from the Tyne to Wabana in ballast.
23/09/1940: Sank off Islay whilst under tow by HMS SUPERMAN