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Name: JAPAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/10/1911
Completed: 12/1911
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 446
Dimensions: 5230grt, 3262nrt, 425.0 x 54.1 x 26.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 75 x 51ins), 581nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
12/1911 A/B Svenska Ostasiatika Kompaniet, Gothenburg
04/05/1941 Sank
Comments: 04/05/1941: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U38 when 240 miles
WNW of Freetown on a voyage from Milford Haven to Freetown and the
Middle East with a cargo of coal and general cargo.


Above photo courtesy of Terje Fredh