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The SS Duchess of York was operated by the Canadian Pacific Stemaship Company. She was built by John Brpwn & Co in 1928. She was originally planned to be named SS Duchess of Cornwall, but this was changed before launch. She would have been distinguished by the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) prefix in front of her name while in commercial service with Canadian Pacific. When not carrying mail, the ship would have been identified as SS Duchess of York. In 1940, she was re-commissioned by the British Admiralty for service as a troopship during World War 2 and was bombed and sunk, by German aircraft, off the coast of Morocco 11th July 1943. She had over 600 men aboard all of whom, except of 27 dead, were rescued.

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