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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, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
12/1911 A/B Svenska Ostasiatiska Kompaniet, Gothenburg
04/05/1941 Sank
Comments: 04/05/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U38, 240 miles WNW of Freetown
On a voyage from Milford Haven to Freetown and the Middle East,
with a cargo of coal & general cargo


Above photo is courtesy of Sjöhistoriska museet

Above photo is courtesy of Sjöhistoriska museet

Above model is of sistership CEYLON. Photo is copyright of Sjöhistoriska museet

Above model is of sistership CEYLON. Photo is copyright of Sjöhistoriska museet