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Name: DACRE CASTLE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/12/1918
Completed: 03/1919
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1075
Dimensions: 5278grt, 3277nrt, 400.1 x 52.4 x 28.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 140609
History:
03/1919 Lancashire Shipping Co Ltd (J Chambers & Co), Liverpool
1937 Brynmor SS Co Ltd (Ambrose, Davies & Matthews Ltd), Swansea
1937 Renamed CEFN-Y-BRYN
1938 Jugoslavenska Plovidba dd, Susak; renamed KOBAC
1938 Prekomorska Plodidba dd, Susak; renamed LIKA
1939 Crest Shipping Co Ltd, London; renamed MILCREST
07/10/1942 Sank
Comments: Laid down as WAR LYNX for The Shipping Controller, London
07/10/1942: Sank after a collision with ss EMPIRE LIGHTNING in 43.53N - 62.25W
On a voyage from Hull to Hampton Roads in ballast