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Name: TYMERIC
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 02/04/1919
Completed: 28/05/1919
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 499
Dimensions: 5228grt, 3178nrt, 400.1 x 52.3 x 28.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 141903
History:
28/05/1919 Bank Line Ltd (A Weir & Co, managers), Glasgow
23/11/1940 Sank
Comments: 02/04/1919: Launched as WAR MAMMOTH for UK Government
23/11/1940: Torpedoed and sunk by U123 when 350 miles WNW of Malin Head
In convoy OB244 (Hull to Buenos Aires) with a cargo of coal
71 crew were lost. 4 survivors were picked up by HMS SANDWICH


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo copyright of A Duncan

Above photo courtesy of www.photoship.co.uk