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Name: SIR ERNEST CASSEL
Type: Bulk Carrier
Launched: 23/04/1910
Completed: 07/1910
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 433
Dimensions: 7727grt, 3312nrt, 454.4 x 60.3 x 32.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 74 x 54ins), 402nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
07/1910 Rederi A/B Luleå-Ofoten (PA Welin), Stockholm
1916 Trafik A/B Grängesberg-Oxelösund (PA Welin), Stockholm
1921 Aug Bolten, Wm Miller's Nachfl, Hamburg; renamed ERNEST
1922 Trafik A/B Grängesberg-Oxelösund, Stockholm
1922 Renamed SIR ERNEST CASSEL
16/04/1941 Sank
Comments: 16/04/1914: sank after being captured and shelled by German Auxiliary
Cruiser THOR off the Azores (38.10N - 39.55W)
On a voyage from Glasgow to Lourenço Marques in ballast


Above photo copyright of Olle Svensson