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Name: KNIGHT OF MALTA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 02/10/1929
Completed: 12/1929
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1360
Dimensions: 1553grt, 656nrt, 260.5 x 37.3 x 17.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 34 & 56 x 39ins), 328nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 155985
History:
12/1929 Cassar Co Ltd, Malta
07/1940 The Admiralty
02/03/1941 Wrecked
Comments: 07/1940: Requisitioned by Admiralty as an armed boarding vessel, later stores carrier
02/03/1941: Wrecked 2 miles from Raz Azzaz, Libya


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