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Name: TESTBANK
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 06/09/1937
Completed: 11/1937
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 510
Dimensions: 5083grt, 2981nrt, 423.7 x 56.7 x 24.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 71 x 48ins) 524nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 165919
History:
11/1937 Bank Line Ltd (A Weir & Co, managers), Glasgow
02/12/1943 Sank
Comments: 02/12/1943: Sunk by bombs from German aircraft at Bari, Italy
70 crew died