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Name: HELLENIC
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/12/1908
Completed: 02/1909
Builder: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 427
Dimensions: 4404grt, 2722nrt, 380.2 x 52.0 x 25.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (27.5, 46 & 76 x 48ins), 492nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 165384
History:
02/1909 Rederi A/B Transatlantic, Gothenburg
1936 MJ Lyras & Co, Piraeus
1936 Nailsea Steamship Co Ltd, London; renamed NAILSEA BELLE
1937 Triton Steamship Co Ltd, Newport; renamed ST USK
20/09/1943 Sank
Comments: 20/09/1943: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U161, 700 miles NE of Rio de Janeiro
On a voyage from Rio Grande to Hull with a cargo of rice, bully beef & general cargo


Photo as ST USK courtesy of Richard Cox