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Name: NEPTUNIAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/01/1925
Completed: 07/1925
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1255
Dimensions: 5143grt, 3208nrt, 400.3 x 55.3 x 27.1ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (24 x 50ins), 598nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: n/a; (1927: 149246)
History:
07/1925 A/S Valhal (TH Skogland & Son A/S), Haugesund
1927 Hopemount Shipping Co Ltd (Stamp, Mann & Co Ltd), Newcastle
1928 Managers became A Stott & Co Ltd
1935 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd (WA Souter & Co Ltd), Newcastle
07/09/1940 Sank
Comments: 07/1925: First owner was a bareboat charter from the builders
07/09/1940: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U47, 400 miles
south of Iceland in position 58.27N - 17.17W
On a voyage from Santiago to Liverpool with a cargo of sugar


Above photo as NEPTUNIAN courtesy of Photoship