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Name: WEST WALES
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/12/1924
Completed: 03/1925
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 224
Dimensions: 4353grt, 2627nrt, 400.0 x 53.0 x 25.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 75 x 48ins), 490nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148283
History:
03/1925 West Wales SS Co Ltd (Gibbs & Co), Cardiff
29/01/1941 Sank
Comments: 29/01/1941: sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U94 in 56.00N 15.23W
On a voyage from New York and Halifax to Newport with steel


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox