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Name Official number Flag IMO
SHROPSHIRE  132607  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1911  27/04/1911  19/09/1911 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo Refrigerated  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  400 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
11911 grt / 6586 nrt / 526.4 ft  61.4 ft   33.3 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
2XQ4cyl (25, 35.5, 51, 72 x 51in), 1264nhp, 2 screws, 14knots. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Federal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London  London   
Other names
1923 ROTORUA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1936 New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd., Plymouth 
Vessel history
Her maiden voyage commenced on 28th October 1911 from Liverpool to Australia.
Served as a troopship in 1917. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1940  Torpedoed 11/12/1940 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed by U.96 off St. Kilda, 58.56N - 11.20W with the loss of 21 lives, 104 were rescued.
Inward from Lyttelton via Halifax for Avonmouth. 
 

 



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