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Name: GARDENIA launched as STRONGARM
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/04/1928
Completed: 12/1928
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 1033
Dimensions: 3745grt, 2316nrt, 360.8 x 48.3 x 25.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (23.5, 38 & 64 x 42ins), 321nhp
Engines by: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148804
History:
12/1928 Stag Line Ltd (J Robinson & Sons, managers), North Shields
12/03/1940 Sank
Comments: 18/04/1928: Launched as STRONGARM as a speculative build by Armstrong Whitworth
12/03/1940: Mined & sunk 10 miles north of Cromer
On a voyage from Casablanca to Billingham & Leith with a cargo of phosphates


Above photo as STRONGARM copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums