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Name: GAMBIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/08/1915
Completed: 10/1915
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 194
Dimensions: 3296grt, 1997nrt, 337.0 x 48.5 x 22.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 68 x 45ins), 429nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 137484
History:
10/1915 British & African SN Co Ltd (Elder, Dempster & Co Ltd), Liverpool
1933 “Adria” Soc Anon di Nav Marittima, Fiume; renamed LEOPARDI
1937 “Tirrenia” Soc Anon di Nav Marittima, Fiume / Genoa
14/08/1940 Sank
Comments: 14/08/1940: Sank after being mined 6 miles east of Tolmetta 32.39N – 21.03E
Mine laid by HMS RORQUAL on the same day.


Above photo as LEOPARDI