Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 168397
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 424.42
Width 57.16
Depth 26.92
Gross Tonnage 7127.00
Net Tonnage 4240.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00002

Vessel History

History Built as \"North Sands\" type cargo vessel and purchased by U.S. Government under Hyde Park Agreement of 1941. Delivered on December 8, 1942, and immediately bareboat chartered to British Ministry of War Transport.Torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine on September 19, 1943, in position 10'S x 68'E, southwest of Chagos Island, about 500-600 miles southeast of Seychelles. Was on voyage Kosseir to Newcastle, New South Wales, under management of J. Chambers & Co., London, Great Britain. Only two crew members survived, drifting ashore on a Japanese-held island after several days, and being taken prisoner.

Build Information

Builder United Shipyards, Ltd.
Place Built Montreal, P.Q.
Date Built 1942-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Dept. of Commerce1942-00-001943-00-00U.S.168397