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Name: CHEYENNE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 22/08/1930
Completed: 11/1930
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 1001
Dimensions: 8825grt, 5267nrt, 477.0 x 63.8 x 34.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4cyl (25.25 x 97.5ins), 785nhp
Engines by: William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 161559
History:
11/11/1930 Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd (FJ Wolfe, manager), Newcastle
15/09/1939 Sank
Comments: 15/09/1939: Torpedoed by U-Boat U53, 300 miles south of Land's End
Crew picked up by RN destroyer & CHEYENNE, which was still afloat, sunk by gunfire
On a voyage from Aruba to Swansea with a cargo of motor spirit


Above photo is courtesy of Greek Shipping Miracle

Above photo is copyright of CL Hodder

Nottingham Journal, Saturday, 23/08/1930