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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 Errington Court for four ships:


Errington Court (4) was part of Court Line's rebuilding programme whose delivery coincided with a slump in freight rates. Despite this she had a service life of 24 years and was broken up in 1981.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: Court Line Ltd. - Managers Haldin & Co. Ltd. London
  • Builders: William Pickersgill & Son. Ltd.
  • Yard: Sunderland
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number: 352
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 187670
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 8,176
  • Net tonnage: 4,616
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 457.2 ft
  • Breadth: 59.7 ft
  • Depth: 25.7 ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: 6 cylinder 4.S.C.S.A. "B&W" oil engine
  • Engine builders: J.G.Kincaid & Co.Ltd.
  • Works: Greenock
  • Country: UK
  • Power: N/K
  • Propulsion: N/K
  • Speed: 13 knots
  • Cargo capacity: 4 main cargo holds of which 2 and a deep tank were forward of the machinery space and two holds aft.
  • Crew: N/K

Career Highlights[edit]
  • 26 May 1957: Launched
  • Nov 1957: Completed
  • 1963: Sold to Ratnaker Shipping Co. Ltd. Calcutta and renamed Ratna Chandralekha
  • 1972: Sold to India Steamship Co. Ltd. Calcutta and renamed Indian Endeavour
  • 1975: Sold to Poom Puhar Shipping Corp. Ltd. Madras and renamed Tamil Periyar E.V.R.
  • Feb 1981: Taken to be broken up by Chowdri Shipbuilding Co. Calcutta

Service History[edit]

Errington Court (4) was built as part of Court Line's new building programme started in 1952. Her delivery coincided with a severe drop in freight rates and two further planned ships were cancelled.

No information other information is currently available other than changes of name and ownership as in the Career Highlights section.

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

Images[edit]
  1. The Allen Collection: http://www.benjidog.co.uk/allen

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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