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

Court Line used the name Jevington Court for 2 ships:

  1. Jevington Court (1) - a cargo ship launched in 1925 and the subject of this entry
  2. Jevington Court (2) - a cargo ship launched in 1956

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: 484
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 148639
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: GLND
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 4,544
  • Net tonnage: 2,746
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 397 ft
  • Breadth: 53.2 ft
  • Depth: 24.5 Ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: Triple expansion steam engine 26", 42", 70" diameter x 48" stoke
  • Engine builders: Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd.
  • Works: Belfast
  • Country: UK
  • Power: N/k
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed:??
  • Boilers: N/K
  • Cargo capacity:N/K
  • Crew: N/K
  • Employment: General purpose cargo vessel

Career Highlights[edit]
  • 9 Jun 1925: Launched
  • July 1925: Completed
  • 1936: Owners restyled Court Line Ltd. (same managers)
  • 24 Feb 1940: Struck a mine and sunk

Pre-War History[edit]

No information currently available.

Participation in WW2 Convoys[edit]

The data in the following table has been extracted from External Resource #3 which indicates that Jevington Court 2 participated in 4 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.13Dec 1939: Freetown - LiverpoolFS.90Feb 1940: Tyne - Southend)
FS.95Feb 1940: Tyne - SouthendFS.103Feb 1940: Tyne - Southend

Sinking[edit]

Jevington Court (1) struck a mine and sank 8.25 miles from Cromer Knoll lightship. According to External resource #6 this was while she was in convoy FS103.

On the 24th, steamer JEVINGTON COURT (4544grt) from convoy FS.103, 8¼ miles 161° from Cromer Knoll Light Vessel in 53‑08N, 01‑22E. The entire crew was saved by minesweeper DUNOON.

There is a short reference to the sinking of Jevington Court (2) in External resource #5:

I joined the s/s Jevington Court in Leith, and sailed to South Shields in to a dry dock, at this time a lot of collier ships were getting sunk, we pulled out of dry dock with no Degousan gear fitted this was to stop magnetic mines, Load a cargo of coal for Parliament House on the 27th of February 1940 we struck a mine near Outer Douson Light Ship started to sink and in the lifeboat I managed to save the galley boy and a deck boy, the lifeboat was swamped with water and it was freezing cold, which was a black ice , we were the last lifeboat to be picked up, we were rescued by H.M.S.Dunoon and taken into Grimsby and into Hospital, I still suffer with Permicious Anaemia and White Finger.

External resources[edit]
  1. Information extracted from Lloyds Registers by John Powell
  2. Norman Middlemiss: Travel of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets ISBN: 1871128021
  3. Miramar Ships Index: http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz
  4. Arnold Hague Convoy Database: http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/
  5. WW2 People's War: WW2 People's War is an online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be found at [1] The contributor identified themselves by the name dotiedot.

Images[edit]

Image 1: Photo from the SN Galleries provided by scorcher

Contributors[edit]
  1. Basic research and construction of entry by Benjidog
  2. History and basic details by John Powell
  3. Callsign and engine cylinder details from SN member Ruud
 
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