Basil Forward’s CRS10
Other Ships : O-W
20,097 grt; Passenger Ship; 638.2 ft x 75.2 ft x 33 ft
Built 1929 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
For The Orient Line (P&O Group).
Two funnels; Two masts
Passengers 1,600; Crew 420.
Engines 3,825 nhp; 6 dbl and 2 sgl ended boilers; twin screw; 18 knots
1940 Converted to troopship.
1942 November: Took part in the North African landings.
1943 Present at the Sicilian landings at Avola. 4,000 troops went ashore by her landing barges in less than two hours. Orontes returned with a fresh load of troops and put these ashore at Salerno, Italy.
1945 Trooping to Far Eastern areas in preparation for the invasion of Japan.
When she berthed at Sydney in June she was the first Orient liner to visit the port in almost three years.
1947-8 Reconditioned at Southampton as a one class ship.
1948 June 17: Resumed Australian service.
1962 March; Arrived at Valencia, Spain, for breaking up.
Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.1, P&O, Orient & Blue Anchor Lines
North Star to Southern Cross by John M.Maber
Built 1934 Alblasserdam
For C. Rowbotham & Sons.
1956 new owners (Managers Rowbotham & Sons)
1958 new owners (Managers Rowbotham & Sons)
Kept the same name for 33 years.
27th May 1967 Damaged by explosion while berthed at Stanlow; .
Received temporary repairs;
30th June 1967 Left Ellesmere Port under tow of ALFRED LAMEY
Broken up by T.W. Ward Ltd, Preston.
Reference : WSS publication ROWBOTHAM by Andrew Huckett.
Thanks to Ron Mapplebeck.
Picture of Sheridan not yet available
Built Jan.1918 A. McMillan & Son, Dumbarton; Yard Nr 460
4665grt; 385.6 ft x 52.2 ft
One funnel, Two masts
Single screw; 10 knots.
For Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Steam Navigation Co.(Lamport & Holt Ltd), Liverpool. 1934 Company redesignated as Lamport & Holt Line Ltd.
The SHERIDAN had a number of narrow escapes during WWII. A bomb dropped in the North Sea, hit the water so close, that it caused a leak in a double bottom tank. She carried on, but was eventually forced to have repairs in Montevideo. While on a homeward bound convoy from Freetown, a submarine surfaced nearby at night, and fired a torpedo at the SHERIDAN. She took evasive action and the torpedo missed; but passed on and hit another ship in the convoy. SHERIDAN was often left behind in a convoy, as she could only do 10 knots.
1947 Alexandria Navigation Co, Alexandria, Egypt;
Renamed STAR OF CAIRO
1950 Trans-Oceanic SS Co Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan;
Renamed OCEAN ENDEAVOUR
1963 Scrapped at Karachi
Single deck; Steel screw steamer; Passenger cargo ship
Built 1904 Ramage & Ferguson Ltd, Leith; Yard Nr 197
as JAMES CROMBIE
For Aberdeen, Leith & Moray Firth Steam Shipping Co,
(J.Crombie & Sons,) 3 Trinity Buildings, Aberdeen.
Delivered 8th October 1904.
576 grt; 186.4 ft x 28.1 ft x 13.8 ft
Triple expansion steam engine and one single ended boiler operating at
180lbs/sqin pressure supplied by the shipbuilders.
Fitted with electricity.
1915 M. Langlands & Son, Aberdeen.
1915 August - Laird Line Ltd, Glasgow; renamed BROOM
1922 City of Cork Steam Packet Co, Cork; Renamed LISMORE
1922 Belfast SS Co, 29 Cockspur Street , London; Renamed DYNAMIC
Belfast SS Co Service : Belfast-Manchester-Garston.
1931 Renamed ULSTER STAR;
1940-1949 on charter to David
Macbrayne, Glagow-West Highlands.
1940."Spot" charter to MacBrayne.
1942 Long term charter to MacBrayne.
1945 Repainted in MacBrayne colours.
1949 February 24th - Returned to owners and immediately sold for scrap;
1949 Scrapped at Troon.
Lloyds Reg of Shipping; Ramage & Ferguson Archive
"Clyde & other Coastal Steamers" Duckworth & Langmuir
Lloyds List; Glasgow Herald; MacBrayne Archive.
Thanks to John D Stevenson
361 grt; motor coaster
Built 1938 NVE J Smit en Zoon Scheepswerven, Westerbroek, Holland
Yard Nr 652
For British Isles Coasters Ltd, Cardigan (R S Fenton; Cambrian Coasters)
1943 Purchased from British Isles Coasters Ltd
1943 General Steam Navigation Co.Ltd, London
1950 Renamed MALLARD
1964 Sold to ARC Marine; Renamed ALLARD
1964 A.L. Cole, Cowes, IOW
1966 E.Cole & Sons [Cowes ] Ltd, Cowes
1968 Converted to a suction dredger
1971 Kendall Brothers [Portsmouth]Ltd, Portsmouth
Arrived at Northfleet July 1984
for demolition by Barry Henderson, Gravesend.
West Coaster as Allard