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Name Official number Flag IMO
Year built Date launched Date completed
1920  24/01/1920  07/1920 
Vessel type Vessel description
Refrigerated Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  576 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
8442 grt / 5337 nrt / 450.4 ft  58.2 ft  37.2 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
2 x steam turbines, 1005nhp 4000bhp 12kn 1-screw

1936 re-engined by William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton: T3cyl 27"44"73"x48" 539nhp(845nhp?) 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Nelson Steam Navigation Co Ltd - mng H & W Nelson Ltd, London  London   
Other names
1932 NOGOYA - 1936 MARLENE 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1932 Royal Mail Lines Ltd, London
1936 The 'K' Steamship Co Ltd - mng Kaye, Son & Co Ltd, London
1939 Kaye Transport Co Ltd - same managers
1940 Galbraith, Pembroke & Co Ltd, London
Vessel history
G-class wartime standard design
1932 8468grt 5294nrt; 1937 6507grt 3989nrt

Name "Nagoya" is erroneous. 
End year Fate / Status
1941  Torpedoed 04/04/1941 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed by German submarine U-124 southwest of Freetown 08.15N 14.19W on unescorted passage from Calcutta & Walvis Bay to Freetown & UK (general cargo and pig iron). First torpedo missed, but second struck under the bridge and crew abandoned ship; later after a little shelling, a third torpedo sank her just after midnight on 5/4/1941. 13 crew died, master remaining 46 crew landed at False Cape, Sierra Leone. 


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