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Name: NAVASOTA
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/06/1917
Completed: 12/1917
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 980
Dimensions: 8799grt, 5523nrt, 430.0 x 61.3 x 35.9ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl (24, 33.5, 47 & 68 x 48ins), 1094nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 135702
History:
12/1917 Royal Mail Steam Packet Meat Transports Ltd, Southampton
1932 Royal Mail Lines Ltd, Southampton
05/12/1939 Sank
Comments: 05/12/1939: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U47, 200 miles W of Lands End
On a voyage from Liverpool to Buenos Aires in ballast


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