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Name: KINGSWOOD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/03/1929
Completed: 05/1929
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 409
Dimensions: 5055grt, 3062nrt, 405.4 x 53.8 x 26.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 40.5 & 68 x 45ins), 520nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 160723
History:
05/1929 Joseph Constantine Steamship Line Ltd, Middlesbrough
17/12/1943 Sank
Comments: 1931: Low pressure turbine added to the engine
17/12/1943: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U515 in 05.57N 01.43E
On a voyage from Forcados and Lagos to the UK with groundnuts and cotton