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Name: CRESSINGTON COURT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/07/1929
Completed: 08/1929
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 410
Dimensions: 4971grt, 3033nrt, 405.5 x 55.5 x 25.1ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 3cyl (22.75 x 91.25), 482nhp
Engines by: William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 161289
History:
08/1929 United British Steamship Co Ltd (Haldin & Philipps Ltd, Managers), London
1936 Owner restyled as Court Line Ltd, London
19/08/1942 Sank
Comments: 19/08/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U510, 500miles off French Guiana.
On a voyage from Philadelphia to Alexandria with stores & general cargo
8 crew lost.


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair