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Name: MEDON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 02/02/1923
Completed: 05/1923
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 929
Dimensions: 5915grt, 3628nrt, 406.5 x 52.2 x 29.3ft
Engines: 4SCSA oil engines, 652nhp
Engines by: Burmeister & Wain Copenhagen
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 147217
History:
05/1923 Ocean SS Co Ltd (A Holt & Co, managers), Liverpool
10/08/1942 Sank
Comments: 10/08/1942: Torpedoed and sunk by Italian submarine REGINALDO GIULIANI
Sunk midway between Freetown and Trinidad, whilst on passage from Mauritius to New York


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair