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

Court Line has used the name Errington Court for four ships:

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

Errington Court (2) had a distinguished service history including extensive participation in WW2 convoys and an overall service life of 40 years.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: The United British Steamship Co. Ltd. - Management Haldin and Philipps London
  • Builders: Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd.
  • Yard: Belfast
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number: 476
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 148611
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 4,913
  • Net tonnage: 2,988
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 396.6 ft
  • Breadth: 53.1 ft
  • Depth: 26.5 Ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: Triple expansion steam engine
  • Engine builders: Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd.
  • Works: Belfast
  • Country: UK
  • Power: N/k
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Boilers: N/K
  • Cargo capacity:N/K
  • Crew: N/K
  • Employment: General purpose cargo vessel

Career Highlights[edit]
  • 23 Apr 1925: Launched
  • Jun 1925: Completed
  • 1936: Owners restyled Court Line Ltd. (same managers)
  • 1947: Sold to Tharros Shipping Co.Ltd. - Managers John Livanos & Sons Ltd. and renamed Tharros
  • 1950: Sold to Cia. de Nav. Toula S.A. Panama - Managers Faros Shipping Co. Ltd. London and renamed Athens
  • 1954: Sold to Cia. de Nav. San Rocco S.A. Monrovia - Managers Aldgate Shipping Co. Ltd. London and renamed Navidad
  • Feb 1965: Broken up in Holland by Hendrik Ido, Ambacht

Pre-War WW2 History[edit]

Little information is available other than that Errington Court (2) was laid up for some years at Milford Haven during the depression of the 1930s.

Participation in WW2 Convoys[edit]

The data in the following table has been extracted from External Resource #4 which indicates that Errington Court 2 participated in 123 convoys.

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.7Oct 1939: Freetown - LiverpoolOB.67Jan 1940: Liverpool - Dispersed
OB.82Jan 1940: Liverpool - DispersedSL/MKS.29Apr 1940: Freetown - Liverpool
OB.160Jun 1940: Liverpool - DispersedHX.55Jul 1940: Halifax - Liverpool
OB.198Aug 1940: Liverpool - Dispersed 55.31N 16.55WSC.4Sep 1940: Sydney CB - Liverpool
OB.233Oct 1940: Liverpool - DispersedSC.13Nov 1940: Sydney CB - Liverpool
OB.274Jan 1941: Liverpool - DispersedSC.22Feb 1941: Halifax - Liverpool
WN.91Feb 1941: Clyde - MethilEN.91/1Mar 1941: Methil - Oban
FN.439Mar 1941: Southend - MethilFS.426Mar 1941: Methil - Southend
OB.303Mar 1941: Liverpool - DispersedFS.555Jul 1941: Methil - Southend
SC.31May 1941: Halifax - LiverpoolOG.65Jun 1941: Liverpool - Gibraltar
SC.37Jul 1941: Sydney CB - ClydeWN.158Jul 1941: Oban - Methil
EC.58Aug 1941: Southend - ClydeFN.503Aug 1941: Southend - Methil
ON.7Aug 1941: Liverpool - Dispersed 56.31N 42.39WFS.627Oct 1941: Methil - Southend
SC.47Sep 1941: Sydney CB - LiverpoolWN.195Oct 1941: Oban - Methil
FN.542Nov 1941: Southend - MethilFN.544Nov 1941: Southend - Methil
FN.548Nov 1941: Southend - MethilEN.6Nov 1941: Methil - Oban
ON.37Nov 1941: Liverpool - Dispersed 59.10N 20WSC.60Dec 1941: Sydney CB - Liverpool
WN.225Dec 1941: Oban - MethilFS.690Jan 1942: Methil - Southend
EN.38Jan 1942: Methil - ObanFN.613Jan 1942: Southend - Methil
ON.62Feb 1942: Liverpool - Dispersed 45.29N 58.28WSC.76Mar 1942: Halifax - Liverpool
BB.164Apr 1942: Belfast Lough - Milford HavenON.92May 1942: Liverpool - Halifax
OS/KMS.28May 1942: Liverpool - FreetownGN.20Nov 1942: Guantanamo - NYC
ZG.11Nov 1942: Cristobal - GuantanamoTAG.18Nov 1942: Trinidad - Guantanamo
SC.113Dec 1942: NYC - LiverpoolOS/KMS.43Feb 1943: Liverpool - Freetown
HM.114Feb 1943: Holyhead - M havenSR.3/1Mar 1943: Freetown - Gibraltar
FS.1100Apr 1943: Methil - SouthendMKS.11Apr 1943: Bone - Liverpool
ONS.46Apr 1945: Liverpool - HalifaxWN.420Apr 1943: Loch Ewe - Methil
EN.227May 1943: Methil - Loch EweFN.1013May 1943: Southend - Methil
ONS.8May 1943: Liverpool - HalifaxSC.134Jun 1943: Halifax - Liverpool
FN.1081Jul 1943: Southend - MethilEN.261Jul 1943: Methil - Loch Ewe
FS.1158Jul 1943: Methil - SouthendWN.449Jul 1943: Loch Ewe - Methil
ONS.15Aug 1943: Liverpool - HalifaxSC.141Sep 1943: Halifax - Liverpool
FS.1225Sep 1943: Methil - SouthendWN.481Sep 1943: Loch Ewe - Methil
EN.293Oct 1943: Methil - Loch EweFN.1141Oct 1943: Southend - Methil
FN.1147Oct 1943: Southend - MethilKMS.30Oct 1943: Gibraltar - Port Said
KMS.30GOct 1943: Liverpool - GibraltarMKS.32Nov 1943: Port Said - Gibraltar
FS.1316Dec 1943: Methil - SouthendMKS.33Dec 1943: Alexandria - Gibraltar
MKS.33GDec 1943: Gibraltar - Rendezvous with SL.142SL/MKS.142MKDec 1943: Rendezvous of SL142 with MKS33 - Liverpool
WN.524Dec 1943: Loch Ewe - MethilEN.340Jan 1944: Methil - Loch Ewe
BW.132Sep 1944: Sydney CB - St Johns NfFN.1236Jan 1944: Southend - Methil
OS/KMS.67KMFeb 1944: Liverpool - Convoy SplitKMS.41GFeb 1944: Ex OS67/ KMS41 - Gibraltar
SL/MKS.152MKMar 1944: Rendezvous of SL152 with MKS43 - LiverpoolSL/MKS.152Mar 1944: Freetown - Rendezvous with MKS.43
HS.139May 1944: Halifax - Sydney CBON.236May 1944: Liverpool - NYC
SB.74Aug 1944: Sydney cb - Port au portBSC.75Aug 1944: Port au port - Sydney cb
BSC.78Sep 1944: Corner brook - Sydney cbBSC.79Sep 1944: Corner brook - Sydney cb
BSC.84Sep 1944: Corner brook - Sydney cbBW.132Sep 1944: Sydney cb - St johns nf
SB.75ASep 1944: Sydney cb - Port au portSB.81Sep 1944: Sydney cb - Corner brook
SB.83Sep 1944: Sydney cb - Port au portWB.123Sep 1944: St johns nf - Sydney cb
BW.142Oct 1944: Sydney CB - St Johns NfBW.145Oct 1944: Sydney CB - St Johns Nf
BW.142Oct 1944: Sydney cb - St johns nfBW.145Oct 1944: Sydney cb - St johns nf
SB.85Oct 1944: Sydney cb - Corner brookSB.87Oct 1944: Sydney cb - Port au port
WB.133Oct 1944: St johns nf - Sydney cbBSC.86Oct 1944: Port au port - Sydney cb
BSC.88Oct 1944: Corner brook - Sydney cbBSC.90Oct 1944: Port au port - Sydney cb
BW.147ANov 1944: Sydney cb - WabanaWB.136Nov 1944: St johns nf - Sydney cb
WB.138Nov 1944: St johns nf - Sydney cbBW.147ANov 1944: Sydney CB - Wabana
BW.154Dec 1944: Sydney CB - St Johns NfSH.192Dec 1944: Sydney CB - Halifax
BW.154Dec 1944: Sydney cb - St johns nfWB.149Dec 1944: St johns nf - Sydney cb
BX.142Jan 1945: Boston - HalifaxXB.140Jan 1945: Halifax - Boston
SC.167Feb 1945: Halifax - LiverpoolBW.174Apr 1945: Sydney CB - Wabana
BW.174Apr 1945: Sydney cb - WabanaBW.176May 1945: Sydney cb - Wabana
BW.178May 1945: Sydney cb - WabanaBW.176May 1945: Sydney CB - Wabana
WB.167May 1945: Wabana - Sydney cb

Service post WW2[edit]

No information currently available.

External resources[edit]
  1. Information extracted from Lloyds Registers by John Powell
  2. Norman Middlemiss: Travel of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets
  3. Miramar Ships Index: http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz
  4. Arnold Hague Convoy Database: http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/
Images[edit]
  1. From The Allen Collection
Contributors[edit]
  1. Basic research and construction of entry by Benjidog
  2. History and basic details by John Powell
 
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