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Name: NEWQUAY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 13/01/1914
Completed: 02/1914
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 439
Dimensions: 4191grt, 2670nrt, 369.9 x 51.1 x 25.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 42 & 69 x 48ins), 386nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133550
History:
02/1914 Newcastle SS Co Ltd (JJ & CM Forster), Newcastle
1920 Red Cap SS Co Ltd (J Good & Sons Ltd, Hull
1924 Britain SS Co Ltd (Watts, Watts & Co Ltd), London; renamed MAIDENHEAD
1936 Rethymnis & Kulukundis (Hellas) Ltd & C Scarvelis, Syra
1936 Renamed MOUNT ITHOME
1940 Vichy French Government; renamed MONROVIA
1942 Italian Government (‘Italia’ SA di Nav, Genoa); renamed VENEZIA
14/07/1943 Sank
Comments: 06/1940: Detained at Dakar and later seized by Vichy French
14/07/1943: Sank during an Allied air attack at Messina