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Name: THORNLIEBANK
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 02/02/1939
Completed: 03/1939
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 515
Dimensions: 5569grt, 3249nrt, 435.2 x 56.7 x 26.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 71 x 48ins), 524nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 165963
History:
03/1939 Bank Line Ltd (A Weir & Co, managers), Glasgow
29/11/1941 Sank
Comments: 29/11/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U43 in position 41.50.30N - 29.48W
On a voyage from Barry to Suez, with a cargo of ammunition & general cargo
75 crew members died