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31 Oct 1939

United Kingdom
  • The keel of Dianthus was laid down by Henry Robb, Limited of Leith, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Dianthus | Leith, Scotland | CPC]
9 Jul 1940

United Kingdom
3 Apr 1941

United Kingdom
  • Of the ten Norwegian Kvarstad ships that had escaped captivity from Gothenburg, Sweden two days prior, only two of them successfully reached Leith, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were B. P. Newton and Lind. B. P. Newton had carried on board 71 people. ww2dbase [Leith, Scotland | HM]

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