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Hearts of Oak
SS Albatross calling at Newlyn for her usual cargo of pilchards for Italy
Photograph Courtesy of Cedric Appleby
from the Glyn Richards Collection
Built J Cockerill SA, Hoboken, Belgium
Built 1943 as WESERSTROM
for Norddeutcher Lloyd.
280 x 44 ft; 1,925 grt
Engines C4cyl; 10 knots
Hansa A type - 3,200 dwt
1943 WESERSTROM, North German Lloyd, Bremen.
1945 Seized by Allies at Kiel.
1945 EMPIRE GALENA , MOWT
1947 ALBATROSS, General Steam Navigation Co.
1958 PORT CAPETOWN, National Shipping Lines of South Africa.
1959 FRONTIER, African Coasters Ltd, Durban.
1966 FORTUNE, Summit Navigation Co, Hong Kong
December 1968 Scrapped: Hong Kong.
As Registered in 1952-3
Compound 4 cyl steam engine built by Rheinmetall-Borsig Berlin Tegel.
2 water tube boilers.
287.7 ft x 44.4 ft x 15.8 ft.
Code flags GJGL
1 deck and shelter deck, cruiser stern.
Thanks to Glyn Richards for the use of his photograph
Thanks to SN fellow member R58484956 for Lloyds Register Entry 1953