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Name: TREKIEVE launched as WAR MALLARD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/09/1919
Completed: 11/1919
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 12
Dimensions: 5244grt, 3230nrt, 400.0 x 52.4 x 28.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 513nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142575
History:
11/1919 Hain Steamship Co Ltd (Foster, Hain & Read Ltd, managers), St Ives
04/11/1942 Sank
Comments: 09/09/1919: Launched as WAR MALLARD for the British Government
04/11/1942: While enroute and unescorted from Bombay to UK with general cargo she was torpedoed and sunk by U178 some 40nm east of Maputo in the Mozambique Channel. 3 lives lost.


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Stuart Smith