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Name: SANTILLE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 1917
Completed: 06/1917
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 453
Dimensions: 4287grt, 2695nrt, 370.3 x 50.4 x 25.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 46 & 75 x 48ins), 484nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140310
History:
06/1917 Scrutton, Sons & Co, London
1920 Charente SS Co Ltd (T & J Harrison), Liverpool; renamed SPECIALIST
1936 Nailsea SS Co Ltd (ER Management Co Ltd), Liverpool
1936 Renamed NAILSEA LASS
24/04/1941 Sank
Comments: 24/04/1941: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U48 when 60 miles
SW of Fastnet on a voyage from Calcutta to London with a cargo of
charcoal, pig iron and general cargo.


Photo as SPECIALIST copyright Library of Contemporary History Stuttgart