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Name: PORT HOBART
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/03/1925
Completed: 07/1925
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1257
Dimensions: 7448grt, 4493nrt, 466.0 x 59.7 x 31.3ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, 4cyl (21.25 x 85.1ins), 1112nhp
Engines by: Wm Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 148631
History:
07/1925 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London
1938 Port Line Ltd, London
24/11/1940 Sank
Comments: 24/11/1940: Shelled & sunk by German cruiser ADMIRAL SCHEER,
1000 miles west of the Bahamas at position 24.44N - 58.21W
On a voyage from Liverpool to Auckland


Above photo copyright of Allan Green

Above photo copyright of A Duncan