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Cressington Court (4)

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Image 1: Cressington Court after she became Inverleith



Court Line used the name Cressington Court for four ships:

  • Cressington Court (1) - a cargo ship launched in 1908
  • Cressington Court (2) - a cargo ship launched in 1929
  • Cressington Court (3) - a cargo ship launched as Empire Earl in 1942
  • Cressington Court (4) - a bulk carrier launched as Hector Halcyon in 1961

Cressington Court (4) was in service for 21 years during which time she changed name and owners on several occasions. She was broken up in 1982..

Basic Data

  • Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: Hector (Western) Ltd. - Managers Hector Whaling Ltd. London
  • Builders: Jos. Boel & Fils S.A.
  • Yard: Tamise
  • Country: Belgium
  • Yard number: 1367
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 302715
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 15,628
  • Net tonnage: 9,455
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 598 ft
  • Breadth: 74.6 ft
  • Depth: 31.6 ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: 6 Cylinder 2S.C.S.A oil engine
  • Engine builders: A/B Gotaverken
  • Works: Gothenberg
  • Country: Sweden
  • Power: N/K
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed: 13.5 knots
  • Capacity: N/K
  • Crew: N/K

Notes on Basic Data

There is inconsistency between tonnages and dimensions shown in different sources available to the author so those shown are in some doubt. It is also possible that the ship was altered at some time but this is just conjecture - it could just be a transcription error.


  • Clive Ketley’s source gives 15,628 gross/9,455 net
  • John Powell’s source gives 13,778 gross/9,105 net
  • Miramar gives gross 15,628/DWT 22,024


  • Clive Ketley’s source gives Length 598 ft/Breadth 74.6 ft/ Depth 31.6 ft
  • John Powell’s source gives Length 562 fit/ Breadth 59.7 ft/ Depth 46 ft

The table shows Clive Ketley’s data pending a definitive answer to this question.

Career Highlights

  • 31 Jan 1961: Launched at Hector Halcyon
  • Jul 1961: Completed
  • 1962: Acquired by Court Line Ltd. London - Managers Haldin & Co. Ltd. and rename Cressington Court
  • 1966: Sold to Christian Salvesen Ltd. Leith - Managers Christian Salvesen (Shipping) Ltd. and renamed Inverleith
  • 1974: Sold to Johnson Navigation Co. S.A. Panama - Managers Johnson Co. (Asia) Ltd Hong Kong - and renamed Manchester
  • 1981: Renamed Manhattan
  • 1982: Transferred to Gordon Navigation Co. S.A.Panama - Managers Johnson Co. (Asia) Ltd Hong Kong
  • 25 Feb 1982: Delivered for breaking up by Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Service History

No information currently available other than as shown in Career Highlights.

External resources

  1. Miramar Ship Index: [1]
  2. Information extracted from Lloyds Registers by John Powell and Clive Ketley
  3. Norman Middlemiss: Travel of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets ISBN: 1871128021


Image 1: Cressington Court after she became Inverleith. SN Photo supplied by am011k5786

Main Contributors

  1. Basis data from John Powell and Clive Ketley
  2. Additional research and construction of entry by Benjidog

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