1924 BIRCHBANK – Bombed in 1944

The Birchbank shown here was one of 18 twin screw vessels delivered by Harland and Wolff Ltd in 1924. This order was one of the largest ever in the UK at this time. She was a casualty in WW2 being bombed and sunk in1943 when fully loaded with military cargo from the UK. Location: Mostaganem, Algeria. Exactly half of the 18 vessels were lost in WW2, 9 out of the total. The survivors put in around 35 years each before going to scrap.

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