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Issac Carter

Leaving Blyth on maiden voyage 1952

Built Blyth DD & SB Co for Barberry SS Co.
Changed to North America 1964. Broke up 1969.

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Lovely looking little ship.
The sort of vessel that would have looked good in a museum of British maritime history.
Too late now.
 

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A nice looking ship, a regular to Manchester in her time with newsprint. She didn't last long, 17 years wasn't old.
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As "North America" she was abandoned on 23 June 1968 630 miles east of Honolulu following a fire which began in the engine-room when en route from the Philippines to Callao with a cargo of chrome ore. All 24 crew abandoned ship but when picked up by the "St Paul" two were missing. Tug "Malie" towed the burnt out wreck to Honolulu where she arrived 5 July and was declared a CTL, being sold to Japanese breakers at Onomichi where she arrived 23 December 1968, hence her short life.
 

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