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Name: DEUCALION
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/07/1930
Completed: 12/1930
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 568
Dimensions: 7740grt, 4790nrt, 460.0 x 59.4 x 29.3ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 4SCSA, 8cyl (29.25 x 59.0ins), 1307nhp
Engines by: Akt Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 162329
History:
04/12/1930 Ocean Steam Ship Co (Alfred Holt & Co), Liverpool
12/08/1942 Sank
Comments: 21/12/1940: Bombed & damaged in Gladstone Dock, Liverpool
She was part of Operation Pedestal to provide supplies to the island of Malta
Bombed and severely damaged on two different occasions
12/08/1942: Scuttled by HMS BRAMHAM


Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is copyright of the Fielden Collection

Above photo, dated 15/09/1941, is courtesy of the Clyde Shiplovers' Society's Collection

Above photo, showing DEUCALION dead in the water & maybe BRAMHAM nearby, is copyright of the Imperial War Museum