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Name: ZURICHMOOR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/07/1925
Completed: 09/1925
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 480
Dimensions: 4455grt, 2768nrt, 371.8 x 55.3 x 26.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 43 & 72 x 48ins), 460nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148669
History:
09/1925 Moor Line Ltd (W Runciman & Co Ltd, managers), London
24/05/1942 Sank
Comments: Designed & built with corrugated side plating
24/05/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U432, 400 miles east of Philadelphia
On a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia to St Thomas in ballast
Total complement of 45 crew killed


Above photo copyright of City of Vancouver Archives, Walter Frost Collection

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