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Name: ROCK
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/01/1933
Completed: 01/1934
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 591
Dimensions: 508grt, 249nrt, 165.3 x 27.2 x 10.4ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4cyl (12.5 x 18.25ins), 109nhp
Engines by: Petters Ltd, Yeovil
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 163431
History:
01/1934 Free Trade Wharf Co, London
1938 Soc Cherbourgeoise de Cabotage, Cherbourg; renamed COTENTIN
1940 German Navy; renamed AHLHORN
1945 Soc Cherbourgeoise de Cabotage, Cherbourg; renamed COTENTIN
1952 AW Abrahamson, Sweden; renamed PALERMO
1962 Vasa Shipping, Finland; renamed FLICIA
1965 G Lindberg & Co, Finland; renamed SYNNOVE
1967 Gisela, Finland; renamed GISELA
1972 G Wickholm, Finland; renamed GEWE
1973 Samial, Panama; renamed ROULIO
1974 Renamed MASTER PIT
1975 Spacia Maritime Co, Greece; renamed IOANNIS K
1980 Broken up
Comments: 1940: Seized by Germany and used as a torpedo assembly & test vessel
1980: Broken up at Piraeus


Photo as COTENTIN courtesy of Richard Cox

Photo as GISELA at Mäntyluoto, Finland. Copyright of Hannu Laakso