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Name: TYNE BELL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/12/1919
Completed: 03/1920
Builder: Charles Rennoldson & Co
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 193
Dimensions: 1535grt, 827nrt, 240.0 x 36.2 x 19.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (18, 30 & 50 x 33ins), 174nhp
Engines by: Shields Engineering Co Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 144452
History:
03/1920 Redington Shipping Co (Pile & Co), London
1921 Edward T Lindley; renamed HILLFERN
1932 John Kelly, Belfast
1936 Bramhall Steamship Co
1936 Derwent Steam Shipping Co (Anthony & Bainbridge, Newcastle)
1937 Angel Son & Co, Newcastle
31/10/1940 Sank
Comments: 22/12/1919: Launched as WAR CHELMER for the Shipping Controller, UK Government
31/10/1940: Lost, believed by mine 35 miles NNW of Kinnaird Head
Voyage Sunderland to Cork with a cargo of coal


Photo courtesy of George Robinson