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Name: SNOWDON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/01/1924
Completed: 01/1924
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 383
Dimensions: 3979grt, 2414nrt, 380.3 x 51.9 x 23.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 68 x 48ins), 381nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145738
History:
01/1924 C Radcliffe & Co
1927 Redgate Steamship Co Ltd (Turnbull, Scott & Co, managers), London
1927 Renamed TRONGATE
10/04/1942 Sank
Comments: 09/04/1942: Fire in cargo (which included explosives) off Halifax, Nova Scotia
10/04/1942: Scuttled offshore to prevent casualties


Photo as TRONGATE courtesy of Clive Ketley