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Contents
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Basic Data
  • 3 Career Highlights
  • 4 Pre-War History
  • 5 Service in WW1
  • 6 Service post WW1
  • 7 External resources
  • 8 Images
  • 9 Contributors
Introduction[edit]

Court Line used the name Errington Court for four ships:

  1. Errington Court (1) - a cargo ship completed in 1909 - the topic of this article
  2. Errington Court (2) - a cargo ship completed in 1925
  3. Errington Court (3) - a cargo ship completed in 1945 as Empire Favour
  4. Errington Court (4) - a cargo ship completed in 1957

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: Court Line Ltd. - Management Haldinstien and Co
  • Builders: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co.Ltd.
  • Yard: Newcastle
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number:162
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 129030
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 4,461
  • Net tonnage: 2,782
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 380 ft
  • Breadth: 52.3 ft
  • Depth: 25.4 Ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: Triple expansion steam engine
  • Engine builders: Blair & Co.Ltd.
  • Works: Stockton
  • Country: UK
  • Power: 427 nhp
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed: 9 knots
  • Boilers: N/K
  • Cargo capacity:N/K
  • Crew: N/K
  • Employment: General purpose cargo vessel

Career Highlights[edit]
  • Aug 1909: Completed
  • 28/09/14: Requisitioned for War Service
  • 1915: Managers restyled Haldin & Co. Ltd.
  • 07/06/17: Mined in Mediterranean but beached and repaired
  • 1920: Sold to Leeson Shipping Co.Ltd. Cardiff and renamed Bournemouth
  • 1930: Sold to P.Georgilis & A.Cosmas, Greece and renamed Despina
  • 1938: Sold to G.E.Marden - Management Wheelock & Co.Ltd. Shanghai and renamed as Deslock
  • 08/12/41: Seized by Japanese off China - renamed Uzan Maru (to be confirmed - see below)
  • 02/05/42: Torpedoed by USS Trout (to be confirmed - see below)
Pre-War History[edit]

No information currently available.

Service in WW1[edit]
  • Served as R.N.Collier No.339 from 28/9/14 to 14/12/14 and 02/03/15 - 16/04/16
  • Carried oats for Expeditionary Force.
  • 07/06/17 Mined on Med but beached and repaired.
  • White Sea Collier from 13/07/16 - 17/11/16 and 08/05/17 - 06/06/18
  • E.F.(G.21) Timber transport
  • Collier again 04/09/18 - 27/03/19
  • Then to Cuba to transport sugar
Service post WW1[edit]

External resource #1 says she was "seized by Japanese off China, fate unknown". It is not known in what capacity she was acting when this occurred.

External resource #2 records a name change to Uzan Maru in 1941 and that she was sunk by a torpedo fired by a submarine at position 33.26N/135.52E on 2 May 1942.

External resource #3 records that USS Trout torpedoed Uzan Maru on the above date but gives her as 5,014 grt.

There are no other ships with the name Uzan Maru listed so the presumption is that this was the former 1909 Errington Court but further research is required to confirm her fate.

External resources[edit]
  1. Norman Middlemiss: Travel of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets ISBN: 1871128021
  2. Miramar Ships Index: http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz
  3. Valor at Sea website: http://www.valoratsea.com/JANAC8.htm

Images[edit]

Awaiting an image of this vessel

Contributors[edit]
  1. Initial information and WW1 service information provided by Clive Ketley
  2. Information from Lloyds Registers by John Powell
  3. Additional research and construction of entry by Benjidog
 
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