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

Court Line used the name Dorington Court for five ships:

  1. Dorington Court (1) - a cargo ship completed in 1908 - the topic of this article
  2. Dorington Court (2) - a cargo ship completed in 1915
  3. Dorington Court (3) - a cargo ship completed in 1939
  4. Dorington Court (4) - a cargo ship completed in 1940 and originally named Empire Meteor
  5. Dorington Court (5) - a cargo ship completed in 1957

Dorington Court (1) was sold to Norwegian owners before WW1, was in service for 12 years and was wrecked in 1920.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: Court Line Ltd. - Managers Haldinstien and Co.
  • Builders: R.Stephenson & Co.Ltd.
  • Yard: Hebburn Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number: 113
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 125671
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 4,426
  • Net tonnage: 2,782
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 355.5 ft
  • Breadth: 50 ft
  • Depth: 27.6 Ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: Triple expansion steam engine
  • Engine builders: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co.Ltd.
  • Works: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Country: UK
  • Power: 356 nhp
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed: N/K
  • Boilers: N/K
  • Cargo capacity:N/K
  • Crew: N/K
  • Employment: General purpose cargo vessel

Career Highlights[edit]
  • March 1908: Completed
  • 1913: Sold to Akties Dmsk. Vally - Management P.Gjerding, Bergen, Norway and renamed VALLY.
  • 1914: Sold to Den Norske Amerikalinie, Christiana, Norway renamed ROMSDALFJORD.
  • 10 Dec 1920: Wrecked at the Blind Sisters Rock, Sambro, near Halifax, Nova Scotia

Service History[edit]

No information currently available apart from changes of owners and names and final fate when she hit rocks and sunk on route from Narvik to Baltimore with a cargo of iron ore.

External resource #3 has a map showing the location of the wreck here: Chart showing location of wreck

External resources[edit]
  1. Miramar Ship Index: [1]
  2. Norman Middlemiss: Travel of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets ISBN: 1871128021
  3. NSWrecks website: http://nswrecks.net/
Images[edit]

Awaiting an image of this vessel

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