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Name: PORT HUNTER
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/03/1922
Completed: 10/1922
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 502
Dimensions: 8430grt, 5288nrt, 481.2 x 62.3 x 33.0ft
Engines: 6 x steam turbines, DR geared, 967nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 146697
History:
10/1922 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London
1937 Company restyled as Port Line Ltd, London
11/07/1942 Sank
Comments: 11/07/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U582 800 miles west of Morocco
On voyage from London to Auckland. Only 3 survivors from 91 on board


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Photo copyright of Allan Green

In the Wellington Dock. Photo courtesy of Chris Howell