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Name: POWERFUL
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/05/1903
Completed: 25/07/1903
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 404
Dimensions: 1607grt, 860nrt, 2125dwt, 270.4 x 36.0 x 19.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (21.5, 34 & 56 x 42ins), 238nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.3knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118034
History:
25/07/1903 FH Powell & Co, Liverpool
1914 Powell, Bacon & Hough Lines Ltd, Liverpool; renamed EASTERN COAST
1918 Coast Lines Ltd, Liverpool
1919 British Hispano Line Ltd (Pittard & Co, managers), London; renamed PEREZ
1919 Harken Steamship Co Ltd (Davies, David & Daniel, managers), Liverpool
1920 Renamed EATON GROVE
1923 Vaccaro Brothers, La Ceiba, Honduras; renamed ALEGRIA
1924 Mexican American Fruit & SS Corp, La Ceiba
1925 Owners re-styled American Fruit SS Corp (Standard Fruit & SS Corp, managers)
1934 Seaboard SS Corp, La Ceiba
1936 JS Webster & Sons, Kingston, Jamaica; renamed ALLISTER
29/05/1942 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 31343; Profit 3227-15s-4d
Accommodation for 50 x 1st Class passengers
Fitted with large hatches for taking mahogany logs to be discharged at Liverpool
29/05/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U504 at 18.23N - 81.13W
On a voyage from Kingston to Tampa with a cargo of bananas


Above photo as EASTERN COAST is courtesy of Photoship