ss DUCHESS OF YORK
built by John Brown Clydebank,
Yard No 524
Last Name: DUCHESS OF YORK
Propulsion: steam, twin screw, 18 knots
Launched: Friday, 28/09/1928
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Liverpool-Canada service
Tonnage: 20021 grt
Length: 601 feet
Breadth: 75 feet
Status: Sunk - 11/07/1943
Remarks: Originally to have been DUCHESS OF CORNWALL .
Maiden voyage Liverpool
Saint John 22nd March 1929.
Left Glasgow 7th July 1943 and on the 11th was bombed off Portugese coast. She caught fire and was abandoned. 27 people perished. Torpedoed and sunk by HMS Douglas to stop it attracting submarines.
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Last updated: by Bruce Biddulph from the original records by Stuart Cameron
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