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Name: TIELBANK
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/06/1937
Completed: 08/1937
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 509
Dimensions: 5084grt, 2987nrt, 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: 165911
History:
08/1937 Bank Line Ltd (A Weir & Co, managers), Glasgow
08/03/1941 Sank
Comments: 08/03/1941: Torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat U124, 200 miles west of Mauritania.
On a voyage from Durban to Glasgow with a mixed cargo. 4 crew died.


Above photo copyright of A Duncan