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Name: NORTH BRITAIN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/09/1940
Completed: 11/1940
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 519
Dimensions: 4635grt, 2683nrt, 405.6 x 53.6 x 24.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 38 & 65 x 42ins), 406nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co (1938) Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 165801
History:
11/1940 North Shipping Co Ltd (Hugh Roberts & Son, managers), Newcastle
05/05/1943 Sank
Comments: 05/05/1943: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U707 in position 300 miles south of Greenland
On a voyage from Glasgow to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a cargo of firebricks & fireclay