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Name: LANCER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/08/1909
Completed: 09/1909
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 172
Dimensions: 1363grt, 851nrt, 230.1 x 34.0 x 21.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (18, 30 & 49 x 33ins), 163nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 124287
History:
09/1909 Fisher, Renwick Manchester-London Steamers Ltd, Manchester
1937 Stanhope SS Co Ltd (JA Billmeir & Co Ltd), London; renamed STANHOPE
1937 GM Mavroleon, Piraeus; renamed POLYFLOISVIOS
1937 Stanhope SS Co Ltd (JA Billmeir & Co Ltd), London; renamed STANBROOK
19/11/1939 Sank
Comments: 03/1939: Used to transport Spanish refugees escaping the Franco regime after the
Spanish Civil War. They were interned by the French in various camps in North Africa.
19/11/1939: Believed sunk on this date after being torpedoed by U-Boat U57 in
51.30N 02.00E, she had sailed from Antwerp on 18/11/1939 for Blyth in ballast


Above photo as LANCER courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo as STANBROOK courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo, taken 28/03/1939, shows refugees disembarking from STANBROOK at Oran. Photo courtesy of Eliane Ortega Bernabeu