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Name: THORNHOPE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/09/1924
Completed: 10/1924
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 236
Dimensions: 2272grt, 1319nrt, 294.6 x 40.7 x 18.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 34 & 57 x 39ins), 239nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148098
History:
10/1924 Thornhope Shipping Co Ltd (Alexander Bros (TI & G) Ltd), Newcastle
1937 Consett Iron Co Ltd (Wm Dickinson & Co Ltd), Newcastle
1937 Renamed KNITSLEY
12/12/1942 Sank
Comments: 12/12/1942: Sank after being torpedoed by an MTB of the 4th S Flotille when
4.5 miles north of No4 Buoy off Lowestoft, on a voyage from London to the Tyne in ballast.