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Name: KING HOWEL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/08/1906
Completed: 09/1906
Builder: Robert Stephenson & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 107
Dimensions: 4343grt, 2822nrt, 355.2 x 50.1 x 27.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 43 & 70 x 45ins), 356nhp
Engines by: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 123701
History:
09/1906 King Line Ltd (Philipps, Philipps & Co Ltd), London
1916 The Bay Steamship Co Ltd, London; renamed BAYHOWEL
1921 Soc Anon de Nav "Les Armareurs Francais", Cherbourg
1921 Renamed HOHNECK
1923 Pandelis Macris, Syra; renamed ARTEMISSIA
1935 Michael A Tachmindji, Syra; renamed ALEXANDROS
15/09/1940 Sank
Comments: 15/09/1940: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U48 in position 56.50N - 15.04W
On a voyage from Montreal to Sharpness with a cargo of timber and paper


Above photo as ALEXANDROS Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart