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Gartwood

The British m/s GARTWOOD, 90m/2.414gt/10,5 knots; 21/10/1946 completed by Burntisland Shipbuilding Co , Ltd, Burntisland, Scotland, for Constantine Lines Ltd., Glasdow; 1966 AGIOS NICOLAOS, n, Vlachos & M. Makrynis, Piraeus; 16/06/1981 arrived Perama for breaking up by D. Kyrazis Bros.
Seen at Leixõ

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Rui , just for the record Contsantines were a Middlesbrough company and Burntisland is on the East Coast of Scotland on the North side of the Firth of Forth. Don't want to upset our 'Jock' cousins(Thumb)
 

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Olá Stumps
Thanks for your remark, but according Miramar Ship Index and site Ships built by Burnitisland SB, yard 303, the GARTWOOD was registered at Glasgow. Anyway was long time ago in late 40's but if I am remembering seeing at Leixões on her poop GARTWOOD - GLASGOW.
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Rui Amaro - Oporto
 

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On acquiring Whimster of Glasgow in 1946 Constantine had Gartwood built in 1946 and Lochwood in 1949 by Burntisland to join the older and rebuilt Avonwood to serve a new venture in the Mediterranean liner trade.
Although small ships the trio had excellent passenger accommodation and proved very popular with their 4 to 6 week round trips. From a company brochure that I have a single cabin fare was 100 guineas and a double cabin 95 guineas per passenger - I think these were mid 1950's prices.
Passenger bookings were handled by the Constantine Lines office at 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.
The company's main office was in Middlesbrough. They also had an office in Montreal and an agency in London. I seem to remember the company was known for a short period as Whimster Constantine but soon reverted to Constantine Line or Joseph Constantine Steamship Line Ltd which was probably their registered name.
 

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