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Name: SORELDOC
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/02/1928
Completed: 03/1928
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1335
Dimensions: 1926grt, 1142nrt, 252.8 x 43.3 x 17.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (15, 25 & 40 x 33ins), 92nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 149460
History:
03/1928 Paterson Steamships Ltd, Newcastle & Fort William, Ontario
1943 US War Shipping Administration - Alcoa SS Co Inc, Panama
1945 US Army - Transportation Corps
28/02/1945 Sank
Comments: 1945: On a bareboat charter to the US Army
28/02/1945: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U1302, 20 miles
north west of Fishguard, in position 52.15N - 05.35W
On a voyage from Liverpool to Swansea in ballast


Above photo copyright of Bowling Green State University