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Name: WESTVILLE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/07/1913
Completed: 08/1913
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 435
Dimensions: 3207grt, 2048nrt, 335.3 x 47.6 x 23.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (23.5, 39 & 65 x 45ins), 301nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133317
History:
08/1913 Ville Steamships Ltd (Balls & Stansfield), North Shields
31/12/1917 Sank
Comments: 31/12/1917: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat UB35 when 5 miles
WSW of St Catherine’s Point on a voyage from Blyth to Blaye with coal.


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox