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Name: TAFNA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/03/1930
Completed: 30/04/1930
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 501
Dimensions: 4413grt, 2738nrt, 370.3 x 52.3 x 25.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 41 & 66 x 45ins), 341nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 144000
History:
30/04/1930 La Tunisienne Steam Navigation Co Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd, managers), Swansea
24/10/1939 Sank
Comments: 24/10/1939: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U37, 100 miles SW Cadiz
On a voyage from Benisaf to the UK with a cargo of iron ore. 2 crew died