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

Court Line used the name Dorington Court for five ships:

  • Dorington Court (1) - a cargo ship completed in 1908
  • Dorington Court (2) - a cargo ship completed in 1915
  • Dorington Court (3) - a cargo ship completed in 1939
  • Dorington Court (4) - a cargo ship completed in 1940 and originally named Empire Meteor
  • Dorington Court (5) - a cargo ship completed in 1957

Dorington Court (5) had a 19 year service life which was terminated by a serious fire which led to her being declared not worth repairing. She was scrapped in 1976.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: Court Line Ltd. - Managers Haldin & Co. Ltd.
  • Builders: Short Bros. Ltd,
  • Yard: Sunderland
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number: 528
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 187671
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 6,223
  • Net tonnage: 3,405
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 444.87 ft
  • Breadth: 60.25 ft
  • Depth: 38.41 ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: 4 cylinder 2.S.C.S.A. "B&W" Oil engine
  • Engine builders: J.G.Kincaid & Co Ltd.
  • Works: Greenock
  • Country: UK
  • Power: N/K
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Cargo capacity: N/K
  • Crew: N/K

Career Highlights[edit]
  • 12 Jul 1957: Launched
  • Nov 1957: Completed
  • 5 Nov 1957: Trials completed
  • 1963: Sold to Monte Lindo Cia. Nav. S.A. Monrovia, Liberia - Managers Seafaring Co. Ltd. and renamed Eva
  • 14 Jul 1976: Suffered serious fire damage to engine room and mid-ships structure at Gdansk. Considered not worth repairing.
  • 28 Aug 1976: Delivered to be broken up by Eisen und Metall A.G. at Hamburg Germany

Service History[edit]

No information is currently available apart from changes in name and ownership and final disposal as shown in Career Highlights.

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

Images[edit]
  1. From The Allen Collection: [2]

Main Contributors[edit]
  1. Basic information from John Powell and Clive Ketley
  2. Additional research and construction of page by Benjidog
 
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