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Name: PORT HARDY
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/10/1922
Completed: 02/1923
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 503
Dimensions: 8653grt, 5396nrt, 481.2 x 62.3 x 33.0ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (22.5, 38 & 63.5 x 48ins), 1038nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 146697
History:
02/1923 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London
1937 Company restyled as Port Line Ltd, London
28/04/1941 Sank
Comments: 28/04/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U96 200 miles south of Iceland
On voyage from Wellington to Avonmouth with food & general cargo
1 crew lost


Above photo is copyright of Allan Green

Above photo is copyright of Allan Green

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