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Name Official number Flag IMO
SWANLEY  147681  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1924  22/03/1924  30/06/1924 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  596 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
5003 grt / 3058 nrt / 9330 dwt 418.5 ft  55.4 ft  26.3 ft   
Engine builder North British Diesel Engine Works Ltd., Whiteinch
Engine detail
M3cyl (24.5 x 44in) McLagan type, 2000bhp, 1 screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Swanley Shipping Co. Ltd. - Harris & Dixon, London  London   
Other names
1932 HOPERANGE - 1937 HIRD 
Subsequent owner and registration history
11/1932 Hopemount Shipping Co. Ltd. - A. Stott & Co. Ltd., Newcastle
03/1937 D/S A/S Vard - Jacobsen & Salvesen, Oslo 
Vessel history
28/05/1940 assisted in saving almost 4000 troops and civilians from Dunkirk
The next day, picked up the crew of HMS WAKEFUL and landed at Cherbourg 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1940  Torpedoed 15/09/1940 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed by U.65 in 58.00N - 12.20W, straggler from convoy HX.72 on passage from Panama City, Mobile and Bermuda for Manchester 
 

 



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