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Name: MUREFTE
Type: Ferry
Launched: 14/11/1940
Completed: 01/1941
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1674
Dimensions: 691grt, 265nrt, 180.0 x 40.2 x 10.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (12, 19 & 31 x 21ins), 132nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: n/a
History:
01/1941 Government of Turkey - Turkish Navy
19/09/1941 Sank
Comments: 19/09/1941: Sank after being shelled by Italian submarine TOPACIO,
70 miles south west of Beirut in position 33.12N - 34.35E
On her delivery voyage under the British flag