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Yard No. 530

Yard Number 530 was named SUSSEX when launched on Friday 30/04/1886 by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton for London Brighton & South Coast Railway Co London

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1896
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Newhaven Dieppe packet
Tonnage: 1565grt, 328nrt
Length: 275.0 feet
Breadth: 34.1 feet

Owner History:
London Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London
1919 Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de l'Etat Francais (mng LB&SCRCo)
1920 D Demetriades, Piraeus

Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by twin screw, 2 x triple exp 4cy, 20.5kn, 308nhp Her last recorded name was AGHIA SOPHIA (1920)

SUSSEX was scrapped on 1922

Additional Information:
Torpedoed by Uboat March 1916 whilst on passage Folkestone/Dieppe; bows blown off and beached at Boulogne; 50 people died in the attack.
1917/1919 used by the French Navy at Le Havre
Scrapped after fire damage in 1921

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