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Name: MONTGOMERYSHIRE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/10/1920
Completed: 04/1921
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 961
Dimensions: 6650grt, 4097nrt, 412.3 x 55.8 x 34.7ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, DR geared, 676nhp
Engines by: North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145246
History:
04/1921 Royal Mail Steam Packet Co, London
1931 Soc Commerciale di Nav, Genova; renamed RIV
30/08/1941 Sank
Comments: Ordered as WAR VALOUR
Before 1937: Re-engined with a 4cyl oil engine 2SCSA, 610nhp by Fiat at Turin
30/08/1941: Bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft at Tripoli
Subsequentlty raised and broken up


Photo courtesy of Richard Cox