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Name: SILVERPINE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/05/1924
Completed: 06/1924
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1231
Dimensions: 5122grt, 3085nrt, 400.3 x 55.3 x 26.3ft;
(1935: 5066grt, 3191nrt, 401.0 x 55.3 x 26.3ft)
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (22.5 x 45ins), 526nhp;
(1935: Oil engine, 2SCDA, 4cyl (27.5 x 47.25), 1052mn)
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd;
(1935: Richardsons, Westgarth Co Ltd, Hartlepool)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots; (1935: 13.0knots)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 147671
History:
16/06/1924 Mount SS Co Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London
1925 Silver Line Ltd (Stanley & John Thompson Ltd), London
05/12/1940 Sank
Comments: 1935: Stern re-built resulting in hull being lengthened by 0.7ft
1935: Re-engined by Richardsons, Westgarth Co Ltd
05/12/1940: Torpedoed & sunk by Italian submarine ARGO,
300 miles west of Ireland at position 54.14N - 18.08W
On a voyage from Liverpool to New York in ballast


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily News, Monday, 05/05/1924

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, Saturday, 25/04/1936