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Name: GLENTWORTH
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/07/1920
Completed: 11/1920
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 490
Dimensions: 5677grt, 3501nrt, 450.0 x 55.0 x 26.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 40.5 & 68 x 48ins), 548nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 144931
History:
11/1920 Dalgliesh Steam Shipping Co Ltd (RS Dalgliesh, managers), Newcastle
1934 Surrey Steamship Co Ltd (Counties Ship Management Co Ltd, managers)
1934 Renamed BOX HILL
31/12/1939 Sank
Comments: 31/12/1939: Sunk by mine 9 miles off the Humber Light Vessel
The vessel broke completely in half and sank almost immediately
On a voyage from St John, New Brunswick to Hull with a cargo of wheat.
20 crew died


Above photo as GLENTWORTH courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as GLENTWORTH courtesy of George Robinson

Above photo as BOX HILL copyright of Alex Duncan

Above photo as BOX HILL copyright of Walter Frost & City of Vancouver Archives