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Looking for info and maybe a image on SS Arcwear British Build 1934.0/N 163432,once again any info most welcome.
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Arcwear/Lord Cochrane

Hi Clive,

Arcwear had a name change to Lord Cochrane.

These are available for sale at the National Maritime Museum

LORD COCHRANE (Br) 50.1 1934
General cargo "arc form"
ex ARCWEAR
Norwich S S Co Ltd, (Ships Finance & Management Co Ltd, managers)

ARCWEAR (Br) 50.1 1934
General cargo, "arc form"
Arcwear S S Co, (Isherwood Arcform Ships Ltd)

Rgds
 

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Australia Calling Re:Arcwear-Lord Cochrone.

Thanks Hugh.These images are beginging to get a little expensive $40 AUST each +postage.never mind,
Anyone know where she was built and her fate.

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Arcwear

Hi,

I have a pdf file of the Arcwear together with a photo. Unfortunately I can't seem to be able to attach this to this note. You can contact me by PM to exchange email addresses and I'll send it through to you. My father sailed as C/o on the Arcwear during the 1930's. He also went through some heavy weather off Cape Town on her and I have some additional press clippings on that somewhere that I can dig out if requested.

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Wynne Jones
Denmark
Western Australia
 

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Hugh
For what its worth----My brother Hugh Gibson was a crew member on the Lord Cochrane prewar

Cheers BG
 

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Copied from Miramar Ship Index :-

IDNo: 5522675 Year: 1934
Name: ARCWEAR Keel:
Type: Cargo ship Launch Date: 2.11.33
Flag: GBR Date of completion: 1.34

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Tons: 4157 Link: 1528
DWT: Yard No: 443
Length overall: Ship Design: arcform
LPP: 110.5 Country of build: GBR
Beam: 17.5 Builder: Short Bros.
Material of build: Location of yard: Pallion
Number of
screws/Mchy/
Speed(kn): 1T-11

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Naval or paramilitary marking :
A: *
End: 1968

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Subsequent History:
36 LORD COCHRANE - 50 FRIEDEN - 58 MARTHA - 64 BOSTON L. - 66 HELENE

Disposal Data:
stranded off Inhaca Is 25.7.68 & bu Durban 15.9.68
 

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Many thanks for the link to Arcwear.
My photo is Stbd side, so now I have both.
The funnel logo echoes the the pronounced tumblehome of the hull design
''Arcform'.
You would think with that shape, she would roll on a wet blanket!
I did read somewhere that the design was unsuccessful and therefore dropped.
Cheers!
'Charlie'
 

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Arcwear

I discovered the request for data on the ARCWEAR only yesterday, and lest they are of interest I attach two photographs which I took at Rotterdam in 1967. She was then the Panamanian HELENE.
 

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