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

New Entry started by Benjidog on 10 March 2008: Work in Progress

Court Line used the name Ovington Court for just one ship.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: Charles Radcliffe Ltd. - managers C.Radcliffe & Co. Ltd. Cardiff - built as Amblestone
  • Builders: Richardson, Duck & Co. Ltd.
  • Yard: Stockton-on-Tees
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number: 685
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 145740
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 6,095
  • Net tonnage: 3,772
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 400 ft
  • Breadth: 53 ft
  • Depth: 32.7 Ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: Triple expansion steam engine
  • Engine builders: Blair & Co. Ltd.
  • Works: Stockton-on-Tees
  • Country: UK
  • Power: N/k
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed: N/K
  • Boilers: N/K
  • Cargo capacity:N/K
  • Crew: N/K
  • Employment: General purpose cargo vessel

Career Highlights[edit]
  • 5 Feb 1924: Launched as Amblestone
  • Mar 1924: Completed
  • 1927: Acquired by The United British Steam Ship Co. Ltd. - managers Haldin & Phillipps Ltd. and renamed Ovington Court
  • 1936: Owners restyled Court Line Ltd. - same managers
  • 1940: Stranded and became a total loss

Pre-war History[edit]

We know little about the service history of Ovington Court. She is known to have been laid up at Sunderland for some years during the depression of the 1930s.

Participation in WW2 Convoys[edit]

The data in the following table has been extracted from External Resource #4 which indicates that Ovington Court participated in 9 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
HN.16Mar 1940: Norwegian Waters - MethilHN.17Mar 1940: Norwegian Waters - Methil
HN.16Mar 1940: Norwegian waters - MethilHN.17Mar 1940: Norwegian waters - Methil
FS.147Apr 1940: Tyne - SouthendOA.131Apr 1940: Southend - Dispersed
SL/MKS.31May 1940: Freetown - LiverpoolOB.174Jun 1940: Liverpool - Dispersed 47N 21W
BN.5Sep 1940: Bombay - Suez
Stranding[edit]

wrecked Durban 26.11.40

External resources[edit]
  1. Information extracted from Lloyds Registers by John Powell
  2. Norman Middlemiss: Travel of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets
  3. Miramar Ships Index: http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz
  4. Arnold Hague Convoy Database: http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/
Images[edit]

Awaiting an image of this vessel

Contributors[edit]
  1. Basic research and construction of entry by Benjidog
  2. History and basic details by John Powell and Clive Ketley
 
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