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Name: HEADCLIFFE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/04/1915
Completed: 06/1915
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 448
Dimensions: 3654grt, 2323nrt, 347.4 x 49.2 x 25.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 41 & 66 x 45ins), 324nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 134963
History:
08/06/1915 Cliffe Steamship Co Ltd (GT Readhead & Co), South Shields
1932 Rethymnis & Kulukundis Ltd, Panama; renamed MOUNT PARNASSUS
1935 Atlanticos Steamship Co Ltd & L Margaronis (Kulukundis Bros), Piraeus
1936 Latvian Shipping Co, Riga; renamed TAUTMILA
1941 Deutsches Reich (G Freymann, Danzig); renamed BALTENLAND
16/10/1941 Sank
Comments: 05/1940: At Rotterdam on German invasion, seized 06/1941
16/10/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by Soviet submarine SHCH323, 25 miles NxE of Oland
On a voyage from Haukipudas to Bremen
Subsequently raised & broken up