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Name: LORD RHONDDA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: Q4/1917
Completed: 03/1918
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 206
Dimensions: 1744grt, 1029nrt, 260.4 x 37.7 x 16.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (20, 33 & 54 x 36ins), 207nhp
Engines by: J Dickinson & Sons, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142322
History:
03/1918 Redlands Shipping Co Ltd (HO King), London
1919 Plisson Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
1924 King & Co (Cardiff) Ltd, London
1928 Constants (France) Ltd, London; renamed OTTINGE
1929 Constants (South Wales) Ltd, London
1937 “Socdeco” SA, Panama; renamed TINGE
1938 Dillwyn SS Co Ltd (Stockwood, Rees & Co), Swansea; renamed RONWYN
1943 Deutsches Reich (Luebeck-Wyburger DG), Luebeck; renamed HOCHHEIMER
21/05/1944 Sank
Comments: 18/06/1940: Abandoned with damage at Rochefort
05/1943: Recommissioned after repairs by German salvors
21/05/1944: Sank after being torpedoed by submarine HMS SCEPTRE when
1 mile north of Cabo Machichaco, east of Bilbao


Above photo as LORD RHONDDA courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as OTTINGE courtesy of Paul Hood