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Name: SAINT DUNSTAN launched as WAR KEEP
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/04/1919
Completed: 03/07/1919
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 272
Dimensions: 5661grt, 3566nrt, 400.0 x 53.0 x 32.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 597nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140635
History:
03/07/1919 Saint Line Ltd (Rankin, Gilmore & Co, managers), Liverpool
20/11/1941 Sank
Comments: Type F, WW1 Standard Ship
Ordered by and launched for the Shipping Controller, Government of UK
24/08/1940: Torpedoed by U-Boat U57, disabled and 14 crew killed
Taken in tow but sank 3 days later north of Ireland


Photo copyright of Alex Duncan