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Name: WHITE CREST
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 06/12/1927
Completed: 03/1928
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 228
Dimensions: 4365grt, 2647nrt, 400.4 x 53.0 x 25.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 42 & 70 x 48ins), 410nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149454
History:
03/1928 Hall Brothers SS Co Ltd (Hall Bros), Newcastle
24/02/1942 Sank
Comments: 24/02/1942: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U558 in 43.45N 42.15W
On a voyage from Cardiff to Buenos Aires with coal


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox