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Name: KANDAHAR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/08/1913
Completed: 09/1913
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 917
Dimensions: 6415grt, 4153nrt, 434.6 x 55.6 x 31.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 43.5 & 76 x 51ins), 568nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133318
History:
09/1913 Bucknall Steamship Lines Ltd, North Shields
1914 Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co Ltd, North Shields
1926 Renamed CITY OF PERTH
26/03/1943 Sank
Comments: 26/03/1943: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U432 in position 35.50N 01.41W
On a voyage from Bona to the Mersey in ballast


Above photo as CITY OF PERTH courtesy of Photoship