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Name: FANTEE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/11/1919
Completed: 04/03/1920
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 277
Dimensions: 5663grt, 3527nrt, 399.5 x 53.0 x 32.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 144410
History:
04/03/1920 Elder Dempster & Co Ltd, London
1933 Kassos Steam Nav Co, (Pnevmaticos, Rethymnis & Yannaghas, managers), Syra, Greece
1933 Renamed AKTI
04/12/1938 Sank
Comments: Built as a Type F, WW1 Standard Ship
04/1920: Collided with and sank Richard Hughes' coaster WHITE ROSE
04/12/1938: Sank after a collision with the German LA PLATA, 80nm SW of Brest, France
On a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Rotterdam with a cargo of iron ore


Above photo courtesy of George Robinson

Shields Daily News, Monday, 24/11/1919