GIFFORD – a ship with an interesting career…….

Built for the Bank Line in 1913 by Wm Doxford with 6 hatches. The timing was bad luck as she was impounded in Hamburg in 1914. Given a great name of SPERRBRECKER 9 and used as a blockade runner. Auctioned off at the end of WW1 and became SHEAFMOUNT. When WW2 started she was under the Italian flag and was impounded this time by the USA. She was then torpedoed and sunk by the Germans in WW2!

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