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Name: TILAWA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/02/1924
Completed: 02/05/1924
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 530
Dimensions: 10006grt, 6153nrt, 451.0 x 59.3 x 36.8ft
Engines: Q4cyl (29, 41.5, 59 & 85 x 54ins), 900nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 147894
History:
02/05/1924 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
23/11/1942 Sank
Comments: 23/11/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by Japanese submarine I17
in the Indian Ocean 270 miles SE of Socotra. 280 people died


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship