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Name: LORCA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/08/1910
Completed: 11/1910
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 416
Dimensions: 4129grt, 2612nrt, 363.4 x 51.1 x 25.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 42 & 69 x 48ins), 377nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 129138
History:
11/1910 English & American Shipping Co Ltd (CT Bowring & Co Ltd), London
15/11/1916 Sank
Comments: 15/11/1916: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U49 when 200 miles
West of Ouessant on a voyage from Gulfport to Calais with timber.


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley