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SS Albatross



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.


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

SS Albatross

2020 tons

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.

DF,ESD,GyC, Radar.

Code flags GJGL

Registered London.

1 deck and shelter deck, cruiser stern.





Raymond Forward

Thanks to Glyn Richards for the use of his photograph

Thanks to SN fellow member R58484956 for Lloyds Register Entry 1953