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Name: PORT TOWNSVILLE
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/05/1935
Completed: 08/1935
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1495
Dimensions: 8661grt, 5228nrt, 496.4x 65.2 x 31.0ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, 8cyl (28.75 x 49.5ins), 2237nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 164519
History:
08/1935 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London
1938 Port Line Ltd, London
04/03/1941 Sank
Comments: 03/03/1941: Bombed by German aircraft
04/03/1941: Sank 10 miles west of Milford Haven at 51.57N - 05.43W
On a voyage from Newport to Australian ports


Above photos copyright of Alex Wood