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Name: ROCKCLIFFE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/03/1925
Completed: 05/1925
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 479
Dimensions: 3880grt, 2350nrt, 364.2 x 50.6 x 23.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 69 x 45ins), 371nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 139915
History:
05/1925 Cliffe Steamship Co Ltd (GT Readhead & Co), South Shields
1935 Chernomorskoye Shipping Co, Odessa; renamed KOLKHOSNIK
1939 Registered at Vladivostok
16/01/1942 Wrecked
Comments: 16/01/1942: Wrecked by stranding on Sambro Shoal
On a voyage from Boston to Halifax and Arkhangelsk


Above photo as ROCKCLIFFE courtesy of Clive Ketley