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

Court Line used the name Framlington Court for three ships:

  1. Framlington Court (1) - a cargo ship completed in 1909
  2. Framlington Court (2) - a cargo ship completed in 1924 - the topic of this article
  3. Framlington Court (3) - a cargo ship completed in 1952

Framlington Court (2) had a 34 year service history and a remarkable record serving in WW2 convoys.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: United British Steam Ship Co. Ltd. - Managers Haldin and Phillipps
  • Builders: Napier & Miller
  • Yard: Old Kilpatrick Glasgow
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number:239
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 147622
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 4,888
  • Net tonnage: 2,989
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 396ft 5in
  • Breadth: 53ft 4in
  • Depth: 26ft Sin
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: Triple expansion steam engine
  • Engine builders: Joh G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd.
  • Works: Greenock
  • Country: UK
  • Power: N/K nhp
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed: 9
  • Boilers: N/K
  • Cargo capacity:N/K
  • Crew: N/K
  • Employment: General purpose cargo vessel

Career Highlights[edit]
  • 1924: Launched
  • 20 Mar 1924: Completed
  • 1936: Owners restyled Court Line Ltd. - same managers
  • 1945: Sold to Stanhope Shipping Company and renamed Stancourt
  • 1952: Sold to Landsdown & Col Hong Kong and renamed Landscape
  • 1952: Sold to an unknown company in Manilla Phillipines and renamed Ami Banker
  • 1953: Laid up in Hong Kong
  • 1958: Sold to Eddie Steamship Company of China and renamed Ally
  • June 1958: Broken up in Keelung in Taiwan

History Pre-WW2[edit]

No information currently available.

Participation in WW2 Convoys[edit]

Astonishingly, Framlington Court took part in 95 convoys during WW2 and must have had a charmed life!

The data in the following table has been extracted from External Resource #4.

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
HX.3Sep 1939: Halifax - LiverpoolBC.11ROct 1939: Loire - Bristol Channel
OB.35Nov 1939: Liverpool - DispersedSL/MKS.20FFeb 1940: Freetown - Liverpool
SL/MKS.20Feb 1940: Freetown - Joined SL.20FOB.120Mar 1940: Liverpool - Formed OG.24
OG.24Apr 1940: Formed at sea - GibraltarSL/MKS.36Jun 1940: Freetown - Liverpool
FN.220Jul 1940: Southend - MethilFN.266Aug 1940: Southend - Methil
OA.207Aug 1940: Methil - DispersedFS.316Oct 1940: Methil - Southend
HX.78Oct 1940: Halifax - LiverpoolEN.31/1Nov 1940: Methil - Oban
FN.337Nov 1940: Southend - MethilOB.253Dec 1940: Liverpool - Dispersed
OB.276Jan 1941: Liverpool - DispersedSC.24Feb 1941: Halifax - Liverpool
WN.101Mar 1941: Clyde - MethilOB.317Apr 1941: Liverpool - Dispersed 51.50N 23.34W
SC.33Jun 1941: Sydney CB - LiverpoolOG.67Jul 1941: Milford Haven - Gibraltar
SC.45Sep 1941: Sydney CB - LiverpoolON.33Nov 1941: Liverpool - Dispersed 43.30N 55.20W
SC.61Dec 1941: Sydney CB - LiverpoolWN.228Jan 1942: Oban - Methil
WN.248Feb 1942: Oban - MethilEN.46Feb 1942: Methil - Oban
OS/KMS.21Mar 1942: Liverpool - FreetownSL/MKS.111May 1942: Freetown - Liverpool
BB.187Jun 1942: Belfast Lough - Milford HavenOS/KMS.34Jul 1942: Liverpool - Freetown
SL/MKS.121Sep 1942: Freetown - LiverpoolWN.340Sep 1942: Loch Ewe - Methil
EN.146Oct 1942: Methil - Loch EweEN.147Oct 1942: Methil - Loch Ewe
ON.138Oct 1942: Liverpool - NYCSC.109Nov 1942: NYC - Liverpool
ON.158Jan 1943: Liverpool - NYCSR.3/1Mar 1943: Freetown - Gibraltar
BB.284Apr 1943: Belfast Lough - Milford HavenMKS.11Apr 1943: Bone - Liverpool
KX.10May 1943: Liverpool - GibraltarMKS.15GJun 1943: Gibraltar - Rendezvous with SL.131
SL/MKS.131MKJun 1943: Rendezvous of SL131 with MKS15 - LiverpoolFS.1161Jul 1943: Methil - Southend
WN.450Jul 1943: Loch Ewe - MethilEN.298Oct 1943: Methil - Loch Ewe
FN.1158Oct 1943: Southend - MethilOS/KMS.57KMOct 1943: Liverpool - Convoy Split
KMS.31Nov 1943: Gibraltar - Port SaidKMS.31GNov 1943: Ex OS57/ KMS31 - Gibraltar
MKS.33Dec 1943: Alexandria - GibraltarMKS.34GDec 1943: Gibraltar - Rendezvous with SL.143
SL/MKS.143MKDec 1943: Rendezvous of SL143 with MKS34 - LiverpoolWN.528AJan 1944: Loch Ewe - Methil
FS.1326Jan 1944: Methil - SouthendFS.1338Jan 1944: Methil - Southend
OS/KMS.68KMFeb 1944: Liverpool - Convoy SplitEN.344Feb 1944: Methil - Loch Ewe
FN.1259Feb 1944: Southend - MethilKMS.42Feb 1944: Gibraltar - Port Said
KMS.42GFeb 1944: Ex OS68/ KMS42 - GibraltarGUS.34Mar 1944: Port Said - Hampton Roads
MKS.44Mar 1944: Port Said - GibraltarMKS.44GApr 1944: Gibraltar - Rendezvous with SL.153
SL/MKS.153MKApr 1944: Rendezvous of SL153 with MKS44 - LiverpoolOS/KMS.80KMJun 1944: Liverpool - Convoy Split
KMS.54Jun 1944: Gibraltar - Port SaidKMS.54GJun 1944: Ex OS80/ KMS54 - Gibraltar
MKS.55Jul 1944: Port Said - GibraltarMKS.56GJul 1944: Gibraltar - Rendezvous with SL.165
SL/MKS.165MKJul 1944: Rendezvous of SL165 with MKS56 - LiverpoolFS.1544Aug 1944: Methil - Southend
EN.428Aug 1944: Methil - Loch EweWN.619Aug 1944: Loch Ewe - Methil
FN.1462Aug 1944: Southend - MethilON.251Sep 1944: Liverpool - NYC
QS.94Sep 1944: Red islet - Sydney cbSQ.93Sep 1944: Sydney cb - Father pt
SC.158Oct 1944: Halifax - LiverpoolONS.36Nov 1944: Liverpool - Halifax
BX.139Dec 1944: Boston - HalifaxXB.136Dec 1944: Halifax - Boston
BTC.42Jan 1945: Milford Haven - SouthendSC.164Jan 1945: Halifax - Liverpool
ONS.42Feb 1945: Liverpool - HalifaxTBC.58Feb 1945: Southend - Milford Haven
MH.20/2Feb 1945: M haven - ClydeNG.496Mar 1945: NYC - Guantanamo
XB.149Mar 1945: Halifax - Cape Cod CanalNG.496Mar 1945: Nyc - Guantanamo
BX.159Apr 1945: Boston - HalifaxGN.199Apr 1945: Guantanamo - NYC
SC.175May 1945: Halifax - Liverpool

Service post WW2[edit]

No information is currently available other than the changes of name from 1945 onwards.

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: http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz
  4. Arnold Hague Convoy Database: http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/

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

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