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Name: GRACEFIELD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/07/1928
Completed: 08/1928
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1274
Dimensions: 4631grt, 2852nrt, 390.0 x 53.5 x 25.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 36.5 & 70 x 48ins), 457nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149477
08/1928 Confield Steamship Co (EJ Sutton), Newcastle
14/07/1940 Sank
Comments: 14/07/1940: Sunk with demolition charges by the German auxiliary cruiser THOR
400 miles off Rio de Janeiro. On voyage Montevideo for London with grain


Photo courtesy of Richard Cox