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Name Official number Flag IMO
CHAUCER  161227  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1929  21/03/1929  04/1929 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow East Yard  389 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
5792 grt / 3629 nrt / 420.0 ft  57.0 ft  28.2 ft   
Engine builder David Rowan & Co., Glasgow
Engine detail
T3cyl (27, 45, 74 x 51in), 557nhp, 2600ihp, 11 knots, 1 screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Shakespear Shipping Co. Ltd. - Glover Bros., London  London  16/04/1929 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
04/1941 manager B. & S. Shipping Co. Ltd. - R.G.M. Street, Cardiff
12/1940 managers South American Saint Line Ltd, Cardiff 
Vessel history
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1941  Gunfire 27/09/1941 
Disposal Detail
Sunk by gunfore from German auxiliary cruiser ORION in 16.46N - 39.01W, South Atlantic on passage Middlesbrough for Buenos Aires in ballast. 
 

 



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