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Name: KATUNA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/02/1907
Completed: 4/1907
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 793
Dimensions: 4641grt, 2927nrt, 400.0 x 52.1 x 27.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44.5 & 75 x 48ins), 478nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 123809
History:
4/1907 Bucknall Steamship Lines Ltd, London
1914 Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Co Ltd, London
1929 Renamed CITY OF SWANSEA
1937 Barry Shipping Co Ltd, Newport; renamed ST GLEN
1939 South American Saint Line Ltd, Newport
06/09/1940 Sank
Comments: 06/09/1940: Bombed by German aircraft 20 miles off Aberdeen
On a voyage from Rosario to Hull with a cargo of wheat, bully beef, hides & general cargo


Photo as KATUNA courtesy of Clive Ketley

Photo as CITY OF SWANSEA courtesy of Stuart Smith

Photo as ST GLEN, halfway through applying wartime colours, courtesy of Richard Cox