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

Court Line used the name Uffington Court for just one ship

Uffington Court was in service from 1929 until 1967 so had a long working life of 38 years. During this period she served on a large number of WW2 convoys and changed owners and name on several occasions.

Basic Data[edit]
  • Type: Cargo ship
  • Registered owners,managers and operators: United British Steamship Co. Ltd. - Managers Haldin & Philipps Ltd. London
  • Builders: William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd.
  • Yard: Southwick, Sunderland
  • Country: UK
  • Yard number: 227
  • Registry: N/K
  • Official number: 161308
  • Signal letters: N/K
  • Call sign: N/K
  • Classification society: N/K
  • Gross tonnage: 4,976
  • Net tonnage: 3,080
  • Deadweight: N/K
  • Length: 405.6 ft
  • Breadth: 55.5 ft
  • Depth: 25.8 ft
  • Draught: N/K
  • Engines: 3-cylinder Triple expansion steam engine
  • Engine builders: North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Works: Sunderland
  • Country: UK
  • Power: 437 nhp
  • Propulsion: Single screw
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Cargo capacity: N/K
  • Crew: N/K

Career Highlights[edit]
  • 28 Aug 1929: Launched
  • Oct 1929: Completed
  • 1936: Owners restyled Court Line Ltd. - same managers
  • 1952: Sold to Rederi A/B Skane, Helsingborg, Sweden - Managers Hans Lundgren - and renamed Svarten
  • 1957: Sold to Rederi A/B Sigun - Same Managers
  • 1960: Sold to Panamanian Oriental Steamship Corp. Panama - Managers Wheelock, Marden & Co. Ltd and renamed Ocean Pride
  • 1962: Sold to Cia.Nav.Peace Ltda. S.A. Panama - Managers Hai An Shipping Co. Ltd. And renamed Fu An
  • 27 Nov1967: Arrived at Kaohsiung Taiwan to be broken up

Service before WW2[edit]

No information is available about Uffington Court's service before WW2 but according to External resource #4 she was not laid up during the 1930s depression like many of the Court Line ships.

Participation in WW2 Convoys[edit]

Uffington Court took part in 68 convoys during WW2.

The data in the following table has been extracted from External Resource #1.

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
KJ.3Oct 1939: Kingston jamaica - Uk portsOB.36Nov 1939: Liverpool - Formed OG.7
OB.44Nov 1939: Liverpool - DispersedSL/MKS.21Feb 1940: Freetown - Liverpool
OA.124Apr 1940: Southend - DispersedOA.155GMay 1940: Southend - Formed OG.31
HX.40May 1940: Halifax - LiverpoolOB.164Jun 1940: Liverpool - Dispersed 46.24N 19.58W
FS.231Jul 1940: Tyne - SouthendHX.56Jul 1940: Halifax - Liverpool
FN.260Aug 1940: Southend - MethilFN.262Aug 1940: Southend - Methil
OA.206Aug 1940: Methil - DispersedSL/MKS.56Nov 1940: Freetown - Liverpool
OB.275Jan 1941: Liverpool - Dispersed 60.56N 25WHX.111Feb 1941: Halifax - Liverpool
OB.313Apr 1941: Liverpool - DispersedHX.129May 1941: Halifax - Liverpool
OG.66Jun 1941: Liverpool - GibraltarSL/MKS.81Jul 1941: Freetown - Liverpool
ON.8Aug 1941: Liverpool - Dispersed 56.09N 44.32WSC.49Oct 1941: Sydney CB - Liverpool
SC.50Oct 1941: Sydney CB - LiverpoolBB.102Nov 1941: Belfast Lough - Milford Haven
OS/KMS.14Dec 1941: Liverpool - FreetownC.13Apr 1942: Colombo - Dispersed 01.31n 70.03e
KS.529Aug 1942: Hampton Roads - Key WestWAT.15Aug 1942: Key West - Trinidad
TRIN.4Aug 1942: Trinidad - DispersedSL/MKS.127Mar 1943: Freetown - Liverpool
CN.12Mar 1943: Capetown - DispersedDC.12Mar 1943: Durban - Capetown
WN.419Apr 1943: Loch Ewe - MethilFN.1013May 1943: Southend - Methil
EN.248Jun 1943: Methil - Loch EweFN.1056Jun 1943: Southend - Methil
FS.1099Apr 1943: Methil - SouthendFS.1144Jun 1943: Methil - Southend
OS/KMS.51Jul 1943: Ex OS51/ KMS20 - FreetownOS/KMS.51KMJul 1943: Liverpool - Convoy Split
SL/MKS.137Sep 1943: Freetown - Rendezvous with MKS.26SL/MKS.137MKOct 1943: Rendezvous of SL137 with MKS26 - Liverpool
FS.1250Oct 1943: Methil - SouthendWN.494Oct 1943: Loch Ewe - Methil
EN.310Nov 1943: Methil - Loch EweONS.24Nov 1943: Liverpool - Halifax
FN.1182Nov 1943: Southend - MethilFN.1184Nov 1943: Southend - Methil
XB.88Dec 1943: Halifax - BostonKG.684Jan 1944: Key West - Guantanamo
NK.587Jan 1944: NYC - Key WestGZ.58Feb 1944: Guantanamo - Cristobal
DC.53Jun 1944: Durban - CapetownKD.4Jun 1944: Kilindini - Durban
SL/MKS.170MKSep 1944: Rendezvous of SL170 with MKS61 - LiverpoolSL/MKS.170Sep 1944: Freetown - Rendezvous with MKS.61
KMS.69Nov 1944: Gibraltar - Dispersed 1800Z Off MaltaKMS.69GNov 1944: Ex OS95/ KMS69 - Gibraltar
OS/KMS.95KMNov 1944: Liverpool - Convoy SplitFN.1642Feb 1945: Southend - Methil
MKS.83GFeb 1945: Gibraltar - LiverpoolON.291Mar 1945: Southend - NYC
FS.1753Mar 1945: Methil - SouthendBX.158Apr 1945: Boston - Halifax
SC.174Apr 1945: Halifax - LiverpoolATM.167May 1945: Antwerp - Southend
BTC.159May 1945: Milford Haven - SouthendTAM.173May 1945: Southend - Antwerp

Service post WW2[edit]

No information is available apart from the changes in ownership and name recorded in the Career Highlights section.

External resources[edit]
  1. Convoyweb (Arnold Hague Convoy Database): [1]
  2. Miramar Ship Index: [2]
  3. Information extracted from Lloyds Registers
  4. Norman Middlemiss: Travel of the Tramps - Twenty Tramp Fleets ISBN: 1871128021

Images[edit]

Image 1: Photo in the SN Galleries posted by Keith Adams

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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