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

Court Line used the name Framlington Court for three ships:


Framlington Court (3) had a service life of 21 years which was ended by her foundering following engine room leaks in 1973. She changed owners and names several times after being sold by Court Line.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: Court Line Ltd - Managers Haldin & Co. Ltd.
  • Builders: William Pickersgill & Son Ltd
  • Yard: Southwick Sunderland
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number: 329
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 184638
  • 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: John G Kincaid & Co. Ltd.
  • Works: Greenock
  • Country: UK
  • Power: N/K
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed: 12 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]
  • 28 Jan 1952: Launched
  • Jun 1952: Completed
  • 1962: Sold to Jayanti Shipping Co. Ltd. Bombay, India and renamed Laxmi Jayanti
  • 1967: Management changed to Shipping Corp. of India
  • 1970: Sold to Padre Cia.Nav. S.A., Piraeus Greece - Managers A Halcoussis, London, and renamed Spyros
  • 15 May 1973: Sank

Service History[edit]

Framlington Court (3) 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.

Sinking[edit]

Spyros was sunk 240 miles off Madras in position 10.23N 84.17E following engine room leaks.

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: http://www.benjidog.co.uk

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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