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  1898 TO 1919   1920 TO 1939   1940 TO 1959   1960 TO 1991   SUMMARY  

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Link Name No GRT Previously Company Built Acquired Service Comm Service End Reason Notes Renamed Where are they now?
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Manchester Enterprise   3878 Queensmore Elder Dempster, UK 1890 1898 1898 14/11/1899 Foundered North Atlantic. 50º 25"N 42º 25"W Crew rescued by Lakonia    
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Manchester Trader 1 3318 Parkmore Elder Dempster, UK 1890 1898 1898 1913 Sold Atkies, Ferdinand Melstrom, Norway Ferdinand Melsom 1914 Sold & renamed Kaupanger. Torpedoed by U38 off Cartegna, Spain 37º 18"N 00º 52"W
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Manchester City 1 7696     1898   1898 1929 Breakers 1908 Chartered to British & South American Steam Navigation Co   10/06/1929 Broken up by Stavanger Shipbreaking, Norway
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Manchester Commerce 1 5397     1899   1899 1914 Enemy action Mined & sunk off Eire - 14 lost. Mine laid by by SMS Berlin    
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Manchester Corporation   5400     1899   1899 1929 Breakers T. W. Ward Barrow in Furness Cumbria    
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Manchester Importer   4028     1899   1899 1927 Sold N Negroponte, Syria Alexandra 1933 Broken up in Venice
Photographs Manchester Port 1 5658     1899   1899 1911 Sold 1908 Chartered & sold to British & South American Steam Navigation Co Hydaspes 01/1930 Broken up in Genoa, Italy.
Photographs Manchester Merchant 1 5657     1900   1900 1903 Scuttled on fire 15/01/1903 Cotton cargo fire Dingle Bay Eire    
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Manchester Shipper 1 4076     1900   1900 1930 Breakers T. W. Ward, Briton Ferry Glamorgan South Wales    

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Manchester Exchange   4091     1901   1901 1925 Sold Finland America Line Equator 30/01/1939 Sold & renamed Caporto. for breaking up in La Spezia Italy
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Manchester Engineer 1 4302     1902   1902 27/03/1916 Enemy action Torpedoed & sunk by U44, 20 mls south of Coningbeg Lt, St George's Channel    
  Manchester Inventor 1 4247     1902   1902 18/01/1917 Enemy action Captured & sunk by gunfire by U57, 50 miles NW of Fastnet 51º36N 10º56W    
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Manchester Market   4901     1902   1902 26/04/1903 Wrecked Gipsy Rock, Tuskar, Eire    
Documents Manchester Miller 1 4234     1903   1903 05/06/1917 Enemy action Torpedoed & sunk by U66 - see historical letter   1905 Sold to Britain SS Co & renamed Fulham. 1908 re-acquired by ML
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Manchester Spinner 1 4227     1903   1903 22/01/1918 Enemy action Torpedoed & sunk by U27 Austro-Hungarian sub, 33 miles S×½E off Malta    
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Manchester Mariner 1 4106     1904   1904 1925 Sold

1917 Mined & saved.

Finland America line

Mercator 01/12/1939 Torpedoed & sunk by U31 off Peterhead, Scotland 57º39"N 00º36"W
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Manchester Merchant 2 4152     1904   1904 1933 Breakers Italy   20/11/1933 Broken up in Genoa, Italy
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Manchester Port 2 4903     1904   1904 1925 Sold H Vogemann, Hamburg, Germany Vogesan 06/04/1940 Mined west of Vinga Lt, Sweden. Mine laid by HM Sub Seal
  Manchester Citizen 1 4251     1912   1912 26/04/1917 Enemy action Torpedoed & sunk U70 NW of Fastnet 52º30"N 15º47"W -1 lost    
Photographs Manchester Trader 2 3938 Auchenblae Auchen SS Co, UK 1902 1916 1916 04/06/1917 Enemy action Captured & sunk by gunfire by U65 8 miles SE of Pantelleria    
  Manchester Commerce 2 4144 King State SS Co, UK 1906 1916 1916 29/07/1917 Enemy action Torpedoed sunk by U39 15 miles W×N½N of Cape Spartel, Straits of Gibraltar -1 lost    
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Manchester Hero   5738     1916   1916 1937 Sold South American Saint Line, UK St Winifred 1938 Bombed Alicante, Spanish Civil War. Sold & renamed Capo Vita, Italy. 09/03/1941 Torpedoed & sunk by HM Sub Utmost 25 miles N of Kuriat, Tunisia 36º09"N 11º 07"E
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Manchester Engineer 2 4415 Nation/Craigvar Treasury SS Co, UK 1905 1917 1917 16/08/1917 Enemy action Torpedoed & sunk UC 16, 4½ miles E of Flamborough Head    
  Manchester Inventor 2 4112 Celtic King Celtic Shipping Co, UK 1907 1917 1917 30/07/1917 Enemy action Torpedoed & sunk on passage to Archangel by U137 off Muckle Flugga 62º10"N 00º45"W    
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Manchester Brigade   6021     1918   1918 26/09/1940 Enemy action Torpedoed & sunk in Convoy OB 218 by U137 W off Main Head, Ireland 54º53N 10º22"W - 58 lost    
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Manchester Division   6027     1918   1918 1953 Breakers T. W. Ward, Briton Ferry Glamorgan South Wales    
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