british Port Line Ltd. - Commonwealth & Dominion Line SS Port Bowen (+1940)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1919
status
lifted lifted
details
weight (tons) 8267  grt
dimensions 146.5 x 19 x -- m
material steel
engine 2 steam turbines
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speed  
yard no. 356
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 18/07/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., Belfast
owner
Port Line Ltd. - Commonwealth & Dominion Line, London
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
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 Miramar Ship Index
updates
entered by Chipchase Nick
entered 26/09/2011
last update Allen Tony
last update 19/08/2012
 
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Lettens Jan19/08/2012PORT BOWEN was mined by a mine laid by the German cruiser ORION. She may have been grounded to prevent sinking.
Chipchase Nick26/09/2011Wrecked 0.5 mile north of Wanganui. The wreck was salvaged by the construction of a pier. The entire refrigeration plant was recovered and reused elsewhere.
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