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Contents
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Basic Data
  • 3 Career Highlights
  • 4 Service Pre-WW2
  • 5 Participation in WW2 Convoys
  • 6 Service Post-WW2
  • 7 External resources
  • 8 Images
  • 9 Contributors
Introduction[edit]

Court Line has used the name Barrington Court for three ships:

  1. Barrington Court (1) - a cargo ship launched in 1906
  2. Barrington Court (2) - a cargo ship launched in 1924 - the topic of this article
  3. Barrington Court (3) - a refrigerated cargo ship launched in 1952

Barrington Court (2) had a service life of 36 years. Having taken part in a very large number of convoys during WW2, she finally met her end after running aground in 1960.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: United British Steamship Co. Ltd. - Managers Haldin and Philips Ltd. London
  • Builders: Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd.
  • Yard: Belfast
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number: 470
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 147722
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 4,910
  • Net tonnage: 2,988
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 396.6 ft
  • Breadth: 53.1 ft
  • Depth: 26.5 Ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: 3 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine
  • Engine builders: Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd.
  • Works: Belfast
  • Country: UK
  • Power: N/K
  • Propulsion: N/K
  • Speed: N/K
  • Boilers: N/K
  • Cargo capacity:N/K
  • Crew: N/K
  • Employment: General purpose cargo vessel

Career Highlights[edit]
  • 14 Aug 1924: Launched
  • Sep 1924: Completed
  • 1936: Owners restyled as Court Line Ltd. - same managers
  • 1948: Sold to La Tunisienne Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - Managers Frank C. Strick & Co. Ltd. London and renamed Leon de Nervo
  • 1951: Sold to Cia. Puerto Rico S.A, Panama and renamed Eletric
  • 13 Aug 1960: Went aground - total loss
Service Pre-WW2[edit]

No information is currently known about her service before WW2 other than that she was laid up on the Tyne for a number of years during the 1930s depression.

Participation in WW2 Convoys[edit]

Astonishingly, Barrington Court took part in 126 convoys during WW2 and must have had a charmed life!

The data in the following table has been extracted from External Resource #1.

A key to the routes for these convoys can be found on this page: World War 2 Convoy Names



List of Convoys

Convoy No.RouteConvoy No.Route
SL/MKS.5Oct 1939: Freetown - LiverpoolOA.47Dec 1939: Southend - Dispersed
OB.70Jan 1940: Liverpool - Formed OG.14OG.14Jan 1940: Formed at sea - Gibraltar
SL/MKS.25Mar 1940: Freetown - LiverpoolOB.144May 1940: Liverpool - Dispersed 47N 19.08W
OB.176Jun 1940: Liverpool - Dispersed 48N 15.04WHX.48Jun 1940: Halifax - Liverpool
HX.62Jul 1940: Halifax - LiverpoolFS.254Aug 1940: Tyne - Southend
FN.262Aug 1940: Southend - MethilFN.267Aug 1940: Southend - Methil
OA.208Sep 1940: Methil - DispersedOB.220Sep 1940: Liverpool - Dispersed
HX.87Nov 1940: Halifax - LiverpoolFN.372Dec 1940: Southend - Methil
FS.354Dec 1940: Methil - SouthendWN.48Dec 1940: Clyde - Methil
EN.64/1Jan 1941: Methil - ObanFN.392Jan 1941: Southend - Methil
OB.281Feb 1941: Liverpool - DispersedHX.113Mar 1941: Halifax - Liverpool
HX.124Apr 1941: Halifax - LiverpoolOB.305Apr 1941: Liverpool - Dispersed 54.30N 22.22W
FS.496May 1941: Methil - SouthendWN.129May 1941: Clyde - Methil
EC.31Jun 1941: Southend - ClydeFN.474Jun 1941: Southend - Methil
FS.556Jul 1941: Methil - SouthendOB.334Jun 1941: Liverpool - Halifax
HX.139Jul 1941: Halifax - LiverpoolWN.159Jul 1941: Oban - Methil
SHX.139Jul 1941: Sydney cb - Joined convoy hx.139EC.60Aug 1941: Southend - Clyde
WN.186Sep 1941: Oban - MethilEC.86Oct 1941: Southend - Clyde
FS.609Oct 1941: Methil - SouthendON.8Aug 1941: Liverpool - Dispersed 56.09N 44.32W
SC.44Sep 1941: Sydney CB - LiverpoolON.29Oct 1941: Liverpool - Dispersed 51.17N 57.00W
SC.57Nov 1941: Sydney CB - LiverpoolOS/KMS.17Jan 1942: Liverpool - Freetown
SL/MKS.108Apr 1942: Freetown - LiverpoolFS.811May 1942: Methil - Southend
EN.94Jun 1942: Methil - ObanWN.286May 1942: Loch Ewe - Methil
FN.726Jun 1942: Southend - MethilON.102Jun 1942: Liverpool - Halifax
SC.93Jul 1942: Sydney CB - LiverpoolBX.29Jul 1942: Boston - Halifax EN.135 Sep 1942: Methil - Loch Ewe
HS.32Jul 1942: Halifax - Sydney CBFN.793Aug 1942: Southend - Methil
FS.877Aug 1942: Methil - SouthendWN.319Aug 1942: Loch Ewe - Methil
FN.807Sep 1942: Southend - MethilON.130Sep 1942: Liverpool - NYC
GAT.13Oct 1942: Guantanamo - TrinidadNG.311Oct 1942: NYC - Guantanamo
TAG.16Oct 1942: Trinidad - GuantanamoNG.311Oct 1942: Nyc - Guantanamo
GN.22Nov 1942: Guantanamo - NYCSC.113Dec 1942: NYC - Liverpool
HM.103Jan 1943: Holyhead - M havenOS/KMS.43Feb 1943: Liverpool - Freetown
SL/MKS.129MKMay 1943: Rendezvous of SL129 with MKS13 - LiverpoolSL/MKS.129May 1943: Freetown - Rendezvous with MKS.13
WN.436Jun 1943: Loch Ewe - MethilEN.247Jun 1943: Methil - Loch Ewe
FN.1055Jun 1943: Southend - MethilFS.1133Jun 1943: Methil - Southend
ONS.12Jul 1943: Liverpool - HalifaxSQ.59Jul 1943: Sydney cb - Father pt
WB.33Jul 1943: Wabana - Sydney cbQS.63Aug 1943: Red islet - Sydney cb
ONS.20Oct 1943: Liverpool - HalifaxSQ.69Oct 1943: Sydney cb - Father pt
SC.140Aug 1943: Halifax - LiverpoolSC.147Nov 1943: Halifax - Liverpool
QS.71Nov 1943: Red islet - Sydney cbKMS.35GDec 1943: Ex OS61/ KMS35 - Gibraltar
OS/KMS.61KMDec 1943: Liverpool - Convoy SplitFS.1376Feb 1944: Methil - Southend
MKS.39GFeb 1944: Gibraltar - Rendezvous with SL.148WN.549Feb 1944: Loch Ewe - Methil
SL/MKS.148MKFeb 1944: Rendezvous of SL148 with MKS39 - LiverpoolEN.363Mar 1944: Methil - Loch Ewe
FN.1297Mar 1944: Southend - MethilFN.1305Mar 1944: Southend - Methil
ONS.32Mar 1944: Liverpool - HalifaxHS.135Apr 1944: Halifax - Sydney CB
BW.94May 1944: Sydney CB - St Johns NfBW.97May 1944: Sydney CB - St Johns Nf
BW.94May 1944: Sydney cb - St johns nfBW.97May 1944: Sydney cb - St johns nf
WB.85May 1944: St johns nf - Sydney cbWB.87May 1944: St johns nf - Sydney cb
BW.103BJun 1944: Sydney CB - WabanaBW.103BJun 1944: Sydney cb - Wabana
SB.73Aug 1944: Sydney cb - Corner brookSB.75Aug 1944: Sydney cb - Port au port
BSC.76Aug 1944: Corner brook - Sydney cbSB.77Sep 1944: Sydney cb - Port au port
SB.80Sep 1944: Sydney cb - Port au portSB.82Sep 1944: Sydney cb - Port au port
BSC.79Sep 1944: Corner brook - Sydney cbBSC.80Sep 1944: Port au port - Sydney cb
BSC.82Sep 1944: Corner brook - Sydney cbBSC.85Sep 1944: Corner brook - Sydney cb
BSC.87Oct 1944: Port au port - Sydney cbBSC.89Oct 1944: Port au port - Sydney cb
SB.84Oct 1944: Sydney cb - Port au portSB.86Oct 1944: Sydney cb - Corner brook
SH.177Oct 1944: Sydney CB - HalifaxHS.184Nov 1944: Halifax - Sydney CB
SC.161Nov 1944: Halifax - LiverpoolSB.90Nov 1944: Sydney cb - Corner brook
BSC.95Nov 1944: Corner brook - Sydney cbBX.148Mar 1945: Boston - Halifax
SC.169Mar 1945: Halifax - LiverpoolWN.681Mar 1945: Loch Ewe - Methil
EN.493May 1945: Methil - BelfastFN.1711May 1945: Southend - Methil
FS.1769Mar 1945: Methil - SouthendONS.51May 1945: Liverpool - Halifax
ONS.40Jan 1945: Liverpool - Halifax

Service Post-WW2[edit]

No information is currently available about her post-war service apart from a note to say that she was grounded 1nm NW of Ras al Jidufa, Masirah Island on 13.8.60 and was a total loss.

External resources[edit]
  1. Convoyweb: Arnold Hague Convoy Database
  2. Norman Middlemiss: Travel of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets ISBN: 1871128021

Images[edit]

Image 1: Barrington Court after she became Electric. A SN photo supplied by petroc

Contributors[edit]
  1. Basic information provided by John Powell based on transcriptions of Lloyds register entries
  2. Additional information and construction of entry by Benjidog
  3. Additional information by Clive Ketley
 
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