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Name: LORIENT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 1921
Completed: 09/1921
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 222
Dimensions: 4185grt, 2546nrt, 364.1 x 52.8 x 24.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (23.5, 38 & 64 x 42ins), 347nhp
Engines by: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
09/1921 Cie Française des Chemins de Fer de Paris-Orléans, Nantes
1920 Managers Soc Maritime Auxiliaire de Transports
1929 Cie Delmas Frères & Vieljeux, La Rochelle
1936 Cie Delmas - Vieljeux, La Rochelle
1941 Ministry of War Transport (British Continental Coal & Investments Ltd), Cardiff
04/05/1943 Sank
Comments: 18/02/1941: Captured by HMS MARSDALE off Cape Juby, seized by UK
04/05/1943: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U125 in 54.04N – 44.18W
on a voyage from London via Oban to New York in ballast.


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley