Capapita, Glasgow, WW2

13th January 2006, 18:01
I am looking for any information on a ship possibly called Capapita, Caparita, Carapita or Cararita. I know alot of options but this information came from a rather grainy photo of some of the crew with a life ring. On the life ring is the name of the ship and Glasgow.

I believe the ship was active during the Second World War but have no idea when it was constructed or even what sort of ship it was, possibly merchant navy but i'm not sure.

I have looked through list of ships registered in Glasgow at the Mitchel Library but couldn't find it so it seams it was not built in glasgow only registered there.

Any help would be much appreciated.

P.S. Can someone tell me if Loyds Register contains military ship of just civilian ships?

Baltic Wal
13th January 2006, 18:25
Doing a quick search on names ending with 'ITA' I came across:
CABARITA owned by Bank line from 1930 to 1952
CARDITA owned by Shell 1931 to 1941

13th January 2006, 18:27
Thanks for the start.

I have added a scan of part of the picture to the gallery.

Baltic Wal
13th January 2006, 18:33
Just seen the Picture, I would say CABARITA of Bank Line, she was registered in Glasgow

Baltic Wal
13th January 2006, 18:41
British Dry Cargo
Bank Line from 1930 to 1952
Technical data:
Built by Wm. Hamilton & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow (Yard No. 300) April 1915
Engine information:
1 Steam T3Cyl 421 Nhp by D. Rowan & Co., Glasgow
Original dimensions:
364.70 x 51.40 x 26.00
4,364 Grt 2,612 Net 6,638 Dwt
All dimensions are in Imperial
Completed as CHRONOS for Austalian Steamships Ltd., Melbourne (Howard Smith Ltd., managers.)
1919: Transferred to Australian Steamships Proprietary Ltd. (Howard Smith Ltd., managers.)
1929: Sold to Austral-China Navigation Co. Ltd. Sydney, NSW.; renamed CABARITA.
1930: Sold to Bank Line Ltd.
1952: Sold to United Oriental Steamship Co. Pakistan; renamed MAULABAKSH.
1962: Sold to Pakistan shipbreakers Carstairs and Cummings Ltd.
11.6.1962: Breaking up commenced at Karachi.

13th January 2006, 20:20
Thank you so much for all the detail.

Can I ask how you found so much so quicky? I've been searching the internet for ages and only come up with a fraction of that.

Thanks again


Baltic Wal
13th January 2006, 21:01
I have a database that I have developed over the last 15 years, containd histories of over 9,000 ships and all those British ships in service during the last war. Means that I can do a quick search, took me 1 minute to come up with the answer for you. Marvelous what DateEase can do.