The Canadian-built Fort Halkett

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WW2 Canadian Liberty Ship "FORT HALKETT" that was named for John Wedderburn Halkett.She was built by Burrard's Vancouver South Yard - 90% riveted and coal fired. She was delivered on 19 November 1942 to the owners/managers: J&J Denholm Ltd. of Glasgow. She had a short life. Bound in ballast from Bone to Rio de Janeiro the ship was east of Rocife when sunk by German submarine U-185 - south east of Pernambuco in the South Atlantic. 29 crew lost.


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