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Name: ROYAL CROWN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/06/1927
Completed: 08/1927
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 226
Dimensions: 4364grt, 2647nrt, 400.4 x 53.0 x 25.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 42 & 70 x 48ins), 410rhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149440
History:
08/1927 Hall Brothers Steamship Co Ltd (Hall Bros, managers), Newcastle
16/03/1941 Sank
Comments: 16/03/1941: Sunk by gunfire from GNEISENAU 300 miles SE St John's, Newfoundland
On a voyage from Cardiff to Halifax in ballast.


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair