Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.K.
Official Number 168399
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 424.50
Width 57.16
Depth 34.75
Gross Tonnage 7138.00
Net Tonnage 4245.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00539

Vessel History

History Vessel built as \"North Sands\" type dry cargo vessel; delivered on November 16, 1942. Purchased by U.S. Maritime Commission under Hyde Park Agreement of 1941 and immediately bareboat chartered back to British Ministry of War Transport.
Disposition Sunk by submarine while in convoy from Halifax for Manchester, May 12, 1943, in position 46.05N x 25.20W, north of the Azores. Thirty-eight lives were lost, 2 crew members were taken prisoner, and two survivors spent forty-seven days at sea before being rescued.

Build Information

Builder Davie, George T. Shipbuilding & Repair, Ltd.
Place Built Lauzon, P.Q.
Date Built 1942-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
British Ministry of War Transport (Larrinaga Steamship Co., Ltd., Mgrs.)1942-00-001943-00-00U.K.168399