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Name: PORT NICHOLSON
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/1918
Completed: 13/05/1919
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 487
Dimensions: 8402grt, 5338nrt, 481.2 x 62.3 x 33.0ft
Engines: 4 x steam turbines SR geared
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 143058
History:
13/05/1919 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd
1937 Company restyled as Port Line Ltd, London
16/06/1942 Sank
Comments: 16/06/1942: Sunk by torpedo from German submarine U-87 in position 42.11N / 69.25W
100 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

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