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Name: STEELVILLE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/04/1923
Completed: 05/1923
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 472
Dimensions: 3724grt, 2300nrt, 347.0 x 49.1 x 25.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 41 & 66 x 45ins), 328nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145527
History:
05/1923 Balls & Stansfield Ltd, Newcastle
1937 Beverley Steamship Co Ltd (FL Dawson & Co, managers), Newcastle
1937 Renamed FRANCES DAWSON
1941 Ministry of War Transport (FL Dawson & Co, managers), Newcastle
1941 Renamed EMPIRE TYNE
1947 Williamson & Co, Hong Kong; renamed INCHCRAG
1952 Kotani Kisen KK, Kobe
3Q/1952 Broken up
Comments: 08/03/1941: Caught fire at Bedford Basin, Halifax, Nova Scotia and extensively damaged.
Declared a constructive total loss.
Transferred to the Ministry of War Transport and towed to New York for repair.
3Q/1952: Broken up at Hong Kong


Photo as STEELVILLE courtesy of Richard Cox

Photo as INCHCRAG courtesy of Richard Cox