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Name: RIVER HUMBER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/06/1920
Completed: 08/1920
Builder: Hepples (1919) Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 656
Dimensions: 351grt, 137nrt, 135.0 x 23.3 x 9.7ft
Engines: C2cyl (17 & 34 x 24ins), 65rhp
Engines by: Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 144913
History:
08/1920 East Coast Transport Co (Lythgoe Prince), Newcastle
1922 Porthgain SS Co (OL Macintosh), Bristol
1927 C Neill, Bangor, Co Down
04/06/1940 Sank
Comments: 04/06/1940: Sank after colliding with HMS FOLKESTONE, 8 miles ENE of the Skerries
On a voyage from Dublin to Preston in ballast


Photos courtesy of George Robinson