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Name: MUIRFIELD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/06/1907
Completed: 08/1907
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 402
Dimensions: 3086grt, 330.4 x 47.6 x 23.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 65 x 45ins), 293nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 124338
History:
08/1907 Doughty Shipping Co Ltd (H Doughty & Co), West Hartlepool
11/07/1917 Sank
Comments: 11/07/1917: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U49 when 350 miles
West of Fastnet (50.30N 18.30W) on a voyage from Portland, Oregon
to Dublin with a cargo of wheat.