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Name: ESSEX BARON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/09/1914
Completed: 10/1914
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 192
Dimensions: 4307grt, 2749nrt, 385.2 x 51.0 x 24.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 43 & 71 x 48ins), 420nhp
Engines by: G Clark Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 136717
History:
23/10/1914 Essex Baron Steamship Co Ltd (Meldrum & Swinson), London
1917 Ognam Shipping Co Ltd (JA Mango), London; renamed EPTAPYRGION
23/04/1917 Sank
Comments: 23/04/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U53, 230 miles W of Brest
On a voyage from Montevideo to Falmouth with a cargo of oats & wheat