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Name: ROCKCLIFFE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/07/1904
Completed: 09/1904
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 379
Dimensions: 3073grt, 1986nrt, 323.0 x 47.1 x 23.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 65 x 42ins), 291nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 119902
History:
09/1904 Cliffe Steamship Co Ltd (GT Readhead & Co), South Shields
04/07/1916 Sank
Comments: 1914: Trapped in the Black Sea on outbreak of the war
1915: Under charter to Imperial Russian Navy Black Sea transport N55
02/07/1916: Torpedoed by U-Boat U38 at Vardane in the Black Sea
04/07/1916: Sank after being shelled by Turkish cruiser MIDILLI


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley

Shields Daily Gazette, Friday, 29/07/1904

Shields Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 07/06/1904

Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday, 01/09/1904