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M.S. Rugeley   (renamed Madura)

M.S. Rugeley (renamed Madura)

A view of typhoon victim M.V. Rugeley from the seaward side. Taikoo Dockyard's crane barge alongside - this held diving equipment and provided cranage. The crane had a lifting capacity of 40 tons at 10'-6" and 7.5 tons at 25'-0".

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Just came across this photo, didn't know a ship had carried my home towns name. Any details of the vessel, company etc would be appreciated.

Regards Derrick
 

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Greetings,

Stuff gleaned from Miramar's excellent site

IDNo: 1180814 Year: 1946
Name: CHULMLEIGH Launch Date: 16.7.45
Type: Cargo ship Date of completion: 1.46
Flag: GBR Keel:
Tons: 5349 Link: 1517
DWT: 9380 Yard No: 733
Length overall: 135.0 Ship Design:
LPP: Country of build: GBR
Beam: 17.2 Builder: Doxford
Material of build: Location of yard: Pallion
Number of
screws/Mchy/
Speed(kn): 1D-10.5
Naval or paramilitary marking :
A: *
End: 1964
Subsequent History:

[L as EMPIRE NORTHFLEET] - 61 RUGELEY - 64 MADURA
Disposal Data:

wrecked Lantao, Hong Kong 28.5.64 & bu 10.8.64

From Miramar list of Owners
180814 1946 CHULMLEIGH Atlantic Sg & Tdg Co Ltd GBR London
180814 1946 EMPIRE NORTHFLEET British Govt
180814 1946 RUGELEY Whalton Sg Co Ltd GBR Newcastle
1180814 1946 MADURA Union Fair Sg Co LBR Monrovia
 

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