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Name: ARIEL
Type: Cable Ship
Launched: 14/09/1939
Completed: 12/1939
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1626
Dimensions: 1479grt, 436nrt, 237.5 x 35.2 x 22.0ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (13, 22 & 36 x 24in), 213nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: n/a
History:
12/1939 HM Postmaster General, London
1969 Post Office, London; renamed C S ARIEL
22/12/1976 Broken up
Comments: 1940: Requisitioned by The Admiralty
1946: Returned to owners
22/12/1976: Arrived in the River Medway for
breaking up by Belcon Shipping & Trading Co Ltd


Above launch photo copyright of J Cooper

Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Bobby Sinclair

Above photo as CS ARIEL courtesy of Photoship