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Name: TREWYN launched as WAR GANNET
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/12/1919
Completed: 02/1920
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 13
Dimensions: 5241grt, 3228nrt, 400.1 x 52.4 x 28.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 513nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142577
History:
02/1920 Hain Steamship Co Ltd (Foster, Hain & R?ead Ltd, managers), St Ives
1937 Rickmers Lines, Hamburg; renamed MONI RICKMERS
1940 NV Rotterdamsche Lloyd; renamed SALANDO
1946 Royal Dutch Government (A Veder), Rotterdam
1949 AN Meserretcioglu, Turkey; renamed MESERRET
1959 H Mamara, Turkey; renamed YENI MESERRET
01/09/1962 Wrecked
Comments: 08/12/1919: Launched as WAR GANNET for the British Government
She was a 'B' Type standard steamer
10/05/1940: Seized by the Dutch Government at Sabang
01/09/1962: Wrecked at Green Island, Hong Kong
06/09/1962: Beyond economical repair & broken up at Gin Drinker's Bay, Hong Kong


Photo as TREWYN courtesy of Kevin Blair

Photo as YENI MESERRET courtesy of Richard Cox