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Name: ONWEN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/11/1913
Completed: 01/1914
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 438
Dimensions: 4250grt, 2733nrt, 363.1 x 51.0 x 26.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 43 & 71 x 48ins), 400nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 132897
History:
01/1914 W & CT Jones SS Co Ltd, Cardiff
1918 Woolston SS Co Ltd (S Instone & Co), Cardiff
1920 Rumney SS Co Ltd (S Instone & Co), Cardiff; renamed RUMNEY
1923 Joseph Constantine SS Line Ltd, Middlesbrough; renamed KINGSWOOD
1928 A/B Naxos Prince (R Mattson), Helsingfors; renamed HOGLAND
21/08/1941 Sank
Comments: 21/08/1941: Sank after being torpedoed by Free French submarine RUBIS
off Stavanger on a voyage from Norway to a German Baltic Sea port with iron ore.