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Name: ZEALANDIC
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/11/1927
Completed: 03/1928
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1817
Dimensions: 8281grt, 5109nrt, 482.6 x 64.2 x 30.8ft
Engines: 2 x 6cyl (31 x 43ins), 2SCSA, Sulzer type, oil engines, 2020nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149300
History:
03/1928 Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Southampton
16/01/1941 Sank
Comments: 17/01/1941: Sunk by torpedo from U-Boat U106, 450 miles south of Iceland
On a voyage from Liverpool to Brisbane via the Panama Canal carrying general cargo
All 73 crew killed


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Stuart Smith