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Name: MENDOZA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 06/02/1920
Completed: 10/1920
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1098
Dimensions: 8199grt, 4410nrt, 450.5 x 58.4 x 31.5ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, DR Geared
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: n/a
History:
10/1920 Soc Générale de Transports Maritimes à Vapeur, Marseille
1941 Ministry of War Transport (A Holt & Co), London
01/11/1942 Sank
Comments: 18/01/1941: Captured by HMS ASTURIAS when NE of Puerto Rico
01/11/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U178 in 29.20S - 32.13E
On a voyage from Mombasa to Durban


Above photo courtesy of Photoship