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Name: THURSOBANK
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/06/1940
Completed: 10/1940
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 518
Dimensions: 5575grt, 3233nrt, 435.2 x 56.7 x 26.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 71 x 48ins), 542nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 165986
History:
10/1940 Bank Line Ltd (A Weir & Co, managers), Glasgow
22/03/1942 Sank
Comments: 22/03/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U373 in position 300 miles SW of New York
On a voyage from New York to Cape Town, with general cargo


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