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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, Newcastle
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: Built for the Calcutta to the Far East service
Accommodation for 62 x 1st, 74 x 2nd Class & 3957 deck passengers
23/11/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by Japanese submarine I18
in the Indian Ocean 270 miles SE of Socotra. 280 people died


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship