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Name: EMPRESS OF MIDLAND
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/07/1907
Completed: 09/1907
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 799
Dimensions: 2224grt, 1630nrt, 252.0 x 42.5 x 23.2ft
Engines: T3cyl, 200nhp
Engines by:
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 125428
History:
09/1907 James Playfair, Newcastle & Midland, Ontario
1912 Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co Ltd (J Playfair), Newcastle & Midland
1914 Canada Steamship Lines Ltd, Newcastle & Montreal
27/03/1916 Sank
Comments: 27/03/1916: Mined & sunk 9 miles south of the Kentish Knock
Light Vessel, in position 51.31N - 01.43E
On a voyage from Newcastle to Rouen with a cargo of coal.
Mine laid by U-Boat UC1 on 21/03/1916.