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Name: NORTHLAND
Type: Passenger Refrigerated cargo Ship
Launched: 29/01/1926
Completed: 04/1926
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1214
Dimensions: 3445grt, 2029nrt, 287.7 x 47.2 x 22.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (23.5, 38 & 62 x 42ins), 393nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149409
History:
04/1926 Eastern Shipping Co (Clarke Steamship Co Ltd), Quebec
1927 Renamed NEW NORTHLAND
1942 Ministry of War Transport (Elder, Dempster Lines Ltd, managers), Quebec
1946 Seaway Steamship Line, Quebec
1948 Flota Mercante Dominicana, Ciudad Trujillo; renamed NUEVO DOMINICANO
17/10/1953 Wrecked
Comments: 1940: Requisitioned by the Canadian Government as a troopship
17/10/1953: Wrecked near Cape Moa Light House, 21nm west of Baracoa, Cuba


Above photo as NEW NORTHLAND courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as NUEVO DOMINICANO courtesy of Richard Turnwald