S. S. British Sun
Shipyard: Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Location:  Wallsend, England
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Date Launched: 06/03/1909 Time in Wet Basin (M/D):  
Total Time Bldg.:   Completeion Date:  07/1909
D.W.T.:  5565 Propulsion:  
H.P.:   Speed:  10 knots
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 Length:  412  Beam:  52
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ON Number: 127990    
Torpedo's by submarine: 230nm ESE Malta 05/01/1917
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Antonio MONSIGNEUR, Steward, S.S. British Sun in World War I.  On 1st May 1917 his ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sank about 230 miles from Malta. In 1924 his home address was 91 Strada Mercanti, Valletta.


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