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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 Geddington Court for three ships:


Geddington Court (3) had a service life of 22 years, most of them after being sold by Court Line in 1962. She was broken up in India in 1976.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: Court Line Ltd - Managers Haldin & Co. Ltd.
  • Builders: Short Bros. Ltd
  • Yard: Pallion Sunderland
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number: 523
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 186459
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 8,397
  • Net tonnage: 4,777
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 472.8 ft
  • Breadth: 59.8 ft
  • Depth: 27.3 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]
  • 15 Jul 1954: Launched
  • Nov 1954: Completed
  • 26 Nov 1954: Trials completed
  • 1962: Sold to Jayanti Shipping Co. Ltd Bombay India and renamed Rama Jayanti
  • 1967: Management transferred to Shipping Corp of India Ltd
  • 1975: Renamed Rama
  • 10 May 1976: Arrived Bombay to be broken up

Service History[edit]

Geddington Court (3) was built as part of Court Line's new building programme started in 1952.

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

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: [2]

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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