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20th October 2005, 08:32
I am looking for information on the final fate of the 1947-built Sherbro
and of the following vessels that were owned by ED's subsidiary Guinea Gulf Line
John Holt (1946)
Mary Holt (1959)
Robert L. Holt (1946)
Elizabeth Holt (1952)
20th October 2005, 09:33
Here some details of the Sherbro:
Sherbro (2)1947 1965 transferred to Guinea Gulf Line, renamed Matru, 1967 sold to Cyprus, renamed Agia Eftichia.4,811
21st October 2005, 11:21
Sekondi, built Furness SB Co Haverton-on-Tees. Launched 17 June 1947.
Transferred to Guinea Gulf in April 1965 Renamed Mampong.
Sept 1967 Sold to Peseta Shipping Corp. Panama as Java Sea
July 1968 Named Fortune Carrier by Fortunewind MaritimelTd Hong Kong-under the Somali flag
Sept 1968 Sailed Hong Kong for Hsinkiang; 1 October 1968 sank in hurricane "Elaine" off Swatow; 2 lost
1971 became the Moka owned by Inchop Shipping Somalia. November same year delivered to Gadani Beach for demolition
Hope that helps
8th January 2006, 22:35
SHERBRO Completed 1947
1965 Transferred within the group to Guinea Gulf Line Ltd as MATRU
1967 Sold for £100,000 to Agia Eftchia as AGIA EFTCHIA. Reg Famagusta
1971 Sold to Inchop Shipping Corp, Somalia as MOKA. Reg Mogadishu
1971 28 November arrived Karachi for demolition by United Shipbreaking Industries.
8th January 2006, 22:44
SEKONDI Completed Feb 1948
1965 Transferred within the group to Guinea Gulf Line Ltd. as MAMPONG
1967 22 Sept, sold to Peseta Shipping Corp SA, Panama as JAVA SEA Reg Panama
1968 July, sold to Fortunewind Maritime Ltd., Hong Kong as FORTUNE CARRIER Reg Mogadishu
1968 Oct 1st foundered approx 120 miles East of Hong Kong in hurricane 'Elaine', voyage Hong Kong to Hsinkiang. Two crew lost.
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