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Contents
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Basic Data
  • 3 Career Highlights
  • 4 Service History
  • 5 Radio Equipment
  • 6 External resources
  • 7 Images
  • 8 Contributors
Introduction[edit]

Court Line used the name Arlington Court for three ships to date:

  1. Arlington Court (1) - a cargo ship launched in 1905
  2. Arlington Court (2) - a cargo ship launched in 1924 - the topic of this article
  3. Arlington Court (3) - a cargo ship launched in 1962

Arlington Court (3) was launched in 1961 and had a service life of 25 years during which she changed ownership and name on several occasions. She was broken up in 1986.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: Court Line Ltd. - Managers Haldin & Co.
  • Builders: Bartram & Sons Ltd.
  • Yard: Sunderland
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number: 387
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 302950
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: GHXS
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: $ 9,662
  • Net tonnage: $ 5,551
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: $ 498.8 ft
  • Breadth: $ 63.2 ft
  • Depth: $ 30.4 ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: 5 cylinder 2SCSA Oil engine
  • Engine builders: J.G.Kincaid & Co. Ltd
  • Works: Greenock
  • Country: UK
  • Power: N/K
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed: 15 knots
  • Cargo capacity: N/K
  • Crew: N/K

Notes on Basic Data

There are disagreements between sources on the entries that have been marked $ above.

Career Highlights[edit]
  • 12 Sep 1961: Launched
  • Apr 1962: Completed
  • 12 Apr 1962: Trials run
  • 1963/1964: $ Sold to Turnbull Scott Shipping Co. Ltd. London and renamed Southgate
  • 1969: Sold to Wm. Brandts Leasing Ltd. - Managers Turnbull Scott Management Ltd.
  • Mar 1970: Renamed Gela
  • 1973: $ Owners restyled Brandts Leasing Ltd. - same managers
  • 1973: $ Management transferred to Sir William Readon Smith & Sons Ltd. Cardiff
  • 1977: Sold to Pluto Ltd, Bermuda - same managers
  • 1978: $ Sold to Seajet Shipping Ltd. Piraeus Greece - Managers Union Commercial Steamship Co.
  • 1979: $ Sold to Union Commercial Steamship Co. Greece
  • 1984: Sold to Cyclopus Cia. Nav. S.A. Piraeus Greece and renamed Cyclopus - Managers Palmyra Tsiris Lines S.A
  • 1986: Broken up by Chinese mainland shipbreakers

Notes on Career Highlights

There are disagreements between sources on the entries that have been marked $ above.

Service History[edit]

No detailed information about her service history other than as shown in the Career Highlights section

Radio Equipment[edit]

Marconi installation:

  • Oceanspan VI main transmitter
  • Reliance emergency transmitter
  • Atalanta main receiver
  • Alert emergency receiver
  • Seaguard auto alarm
  • Marconi automatic keying unit
  • Lodestone IV direction finder
  • Salvita III lifeboat transmitter
  • Seagraph III echo-sounder
  • Pantenna communal aerial system

External resources[edit]
  1. Miramar Ship Index: [1]
  2. Information extracted from Lloyds Registers
  3. Norman Middlemiss: Travel of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets ISBN: 1871128021

Images[edit]

Image 1 SN Gallery photo supplied by Tanker

Contributors[edit]
  1. Basic information provided by John Powell and Clive Ketley
  2. Additional information and construction of entry by Benjidog
 
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