The winner of the September 2014 competition was John Jordan of County Cork.
John Jordan writes:
This ship is SS New Zealand built in 1936 by Barclay Curle of Glasgow. Her owners were the Currie Line of Leith. She was of 1,433grt, with triple expansion 3 Cylinder steam engine delivering 12 knots. On 28th June 1942, Captain Branagan in command, she was sunk by torpedo by U-97 off Haifa, with the loss of 10 crew and 4 gunners. The Captain survived.
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