GLYNAFON – 1953 – IMO 5132640

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© Arthur Blundell Collection.

IDNo: 5132640 – Year: 1953 – Name: GLYNAFON – Type: Cargo ship – Launch Date: 26.9.52 – Flag: GBR – Date of completion: 3.53 – GRT: 7021 – DWT: 9600 – Yard No: 1071 – Length overall: 136.4 – LPP: 129.8 – Country of build: GBR – Beam: 17.1 – Builder: Lithgow’s of Port Glasgow – Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1D-11.

Subsequent History: 66 IONIC STAR – 67 KAINIS – 79 KURK B. – 75 NAUSIKA

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Source: Miramar Ship Index by arrangement.

Disposal Data: BU Split 26.9.79 [Brodospas]

SAINT WILLIAM – 1967 – IMO 6715097

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© Charlie Hill of Swinefleet near Goole. Seen in the Manchester Ship Canal.

SAINT WILLIAM

© Arthur Blundell Collection.

IDNo: 6715097 – Year: 1967 – Name: SAINT WILLIAM – Keel: 19.4.66 – Type: Cargo ship – Launch Date: 26.4.67 – Flag: GBR – Date of completion: 4.7.67 – GRT: 781 – DWT: 1080 – Yard No: 435 – Length overall: 62.2 – LPP: 58.1 – Country of build: GBR – Beam: 9.7 – Builder: Scott Bowling of Bowling.

Machinery Overview: 1 oil engine driving 1 FP propeller – Total Power: Mcr 777kW (1,056hp) – Service Speed: 12.00kts.

Prime Mover Detail: Design: Pielstick, Engine Builder: Chantiers de l’Atlantique – France – 1 x 8PA4V185, 4 Stroke, Single Acting, Vee – 8 Cy. 185 x 210, Mcr: 777 kW (1,056 hp) at 1,390 rpm.

Subsequent History: 84 SULTANA I – 84 SUZYMAR – 85 CLEOPATRA STAR – 90 TAMARA I – 93 JOELLA – 05 MARWA – 11 NAHLOOL

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Source: Miramar Ship Index by arrangement.

Disposal Data: BU Aliaga 16.7.11 [Kursan GS]

ALNESS – 1920 – IMO 0000000

STAR OF RAMLEH

© Arthur Blundell Collection.

Year: 1920 – Name: ALNESS – Type: Cargo ship – Launch Date: 13.9.20 – Flag: GBR – Date of completion: 10.20 – GRT: 3683 – Yard No: 534 – LPP: 105.7 – Country of build: GBR – Beam: 15.5 – Builder: Ropner of Stockton – Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1T-10.

Subsequent History: 33 STAR OF RAMLEH – 40 EMPIRE LOTUS

Disposal Data: foundered 44.06N/6.27W 12.4.42 [New York-Belfast]

ERLE – 1920 – IMO 0000000

ZRINSKI

© Arthur Blundell Collection.

Year: 1920 – Name: ERLE – Type: Cargo ship – Launch Date: 23.1.20 – Flag: NOR – Date of completion: 14.5.20 – GRT: 5645 – Yard No: 279 – LPP: 121.8 – Country of build: GBR – Beam: 16.2 – Builder: Northumberland SB Co of Howdon-on-Tyne – Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1T-9.

Subsequent History: [LD as WAR CHATEAU] – 27 ZRINSKI – 40 ASHCREST

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Source: Miramar Ship Index by arrangement.

On 7 Dec, 1940, the Ashcrest (Master Herbert Mant), a straggler from convoy SC-13, sent in a distress signal that her rudder was broken in 54°35N/09°20W and was reported missing thereafter. The signal also alerted U-140 which sighted the stopped ship in the evening on 8 December and fired one G7e torpedo at 20.20 hours. It became a surface runner and missed, so after five minutes a second G7e torpedo was fired that hit underneath the bridge and broke her in two. The foreship sank immediately and the remaining part after 10 minutes. The master, 36 crew members and one gunner were lost.

Disposal Data: sm/t (U-140 – Hans-Peter Hinsch) 54.35 N/9.20 W 8.12.40 (all 45*) [Philadelphia-Tees, steel] – Lost with all hands.

WAR BRITON – 1918 – IMO 0000000

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© Arthur Blundell Collection.

Year: 1918 – Name: WAR BRITON – Type: Tanker – Flag: GBR – Date of completion: 8.18 – GRT: 5191 – Yard No: 387 – LPP: 121.9 – Country of build: GBR – Beam: 15.9 – Builder: Greenock G’mouth of Cartsdyke Mid – Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1T-11.

Subsequent History: [fitted with cylindrical tanks] – [1919 cv to cargo ship] -19 TITAN – 25 CAPE ST.AGNES – 37 SAINT AGNES

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Source: Miramar Ship Index by arrangement.

On September 9, 1940, SS St. Agnes, on a voyage from Vizagapatam, India to Hull, was dispersed from SLS. 46, when she was torpedoed by the Italian submarine, EMO (commanded by Carlo Liannazza). The position was 42.27N, 21.50W (N of the Azores). The ships complement of sixty-four men survived the attack. There were no fatalities.

Disposal Data: sm/gf (EMO) 41.27N/21.50W 14.9.40 [Visakhapatnam-Hull, linseed, castor oil, manganese ore]