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Name: SILENE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/08/1920
Completed: 11/1920
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 912
Dimensions: 4959grt, 3112nrt, 386.1 x 52.6 x 26.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 43 & 71 x 48ins), 453nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1925: 148699)
History:
11/1920 Soc "Les Affreteurs Réunis" (Jean Stern), Rouen
1925 St James SS Co Ltd (Japp, Hatch & Co Ltd), London; renamed MUIRTON
1926 Cie Marseillaise de Nav à Vapeur (Cie Fraissinet), Marseille
1936 Cie de Navigation Fraissinet, Marseille
1937 Soc Algérienne de Nav pour l'Afrique du Nord (Ch Schiaffino & Cie), Algiers
1937 Renamed NICOLE SCHIAFFINO
1940 Kriegsmarine
04/1941 Deutsches Reich - Adm der KMD (Leth & Co), Hamburg
15/03/1942 Wrecked
Comments: 05/08/1940: Seized by German forces at Bordeaux
1940: Used as transport number H5
15/03/1942: Wrecked at Finnsnesrenna, Gisund, Troms