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Name: PORT GISBORNE
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/04/1927
Completed: 08/1927
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1295
Dimensions: 8001grt, 4952nrt, 477.2 x 63.3 x 31.0ft
Engines: 2 x 4cyl, 2SCSA, oil engines, 1281nhp
Engines by: William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 14.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149874
History:
08/1927 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London
11/10/1940 Sank
Comments: 11/10/1940: Torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat U48 approx 300nm west of Rockall.
Part of convoy HX-77 (Auckland, Halifax, Belfast, Cardiff) with refrigerated & general cargo. 26 lives lost.


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