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Name: LUSTROUS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 11/10/1927
Completed: 11/1927
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 965
Dimensions: 6156grt, 3690nrt, 420.5 x 54.5 x 32.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 43.5 & 75 x 51ins), 545nhp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149646
History:
01/11/1927 Lustrous Steamship Co Ltd (HE Moss & Co), Liverpool
22/12/1941 Sank
Comments: 22/12/1941: Sunk by gunfire from SCHARNHORST 950 miles ExS of St John's
On a voyage from London to Curacao in ballast


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily News, Wednesday, 12/10/1927