built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton,
Yard No 1276
Propulsion: Single screw, 3-stage Parsons turbine of 696 nhp, 3 sgl. Howden-Johnson water-tube boilers,12 kts by builders. Fuel 980 tons coal
Launched: Tuesday, 15/10/1935
Ship Type: Steamship
Tonnage: Gross: 5954 Net: 3609
Length: 412.3 feet .
Breadth: 55.7 feet .
Booth Steamship Company
Status: Sunk - 05/07/1941
Previous update by Stuart Cameron
Passengers: 40 1st Class, 106 3rd Class and 80 Crew
1940 as a troopship for up to 500 troops
Torpedoed: 5/07/1941 by the German submarine U
96, 300 miles off the Azores , while on passage from Gourock to Freetown carrying 1,200 troops. 4 crew and 250 troops were lost.
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