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Name: LA NEGRA
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/01/1913
Completed: 04/1913
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 813
Dimensions: 8312grt, 4949nrt, 440.2 x 58.8 x 35.7ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (25, 41.5 & 70 x 48ins), 1045nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 132839
History:
04/1913 British & Argentine Steam Navigation Co Ltd, West Hartlepool
03/09/1917 Sank
Comments: 03/09/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat UC50 when 50 miles SSW of Start Point,
at 49.29N - 03.52W, inward from Buenos Aires with a cargo of meat