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Name: FOWBERRY TOWER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/05/1929
Completed: 06/1929
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 559
Dimensions: 4484grt, 2756nrt, 400.7 x 53.3 x 25.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 42 & 70 x 48ins), 426nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 161527
History:
06/1929 Milburn Line Ltd (W Milburn & Co Ltd, managers), Newcastle
12/05/1941 Sank
Comments: Bombed & sunk 1 mile off Humber Light Vessel. 6 crew killed
On voyage Hull to Baltimore in ballast


Photo courtesy of George Robinson