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Name: ELPENOR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/09/1916
Completed: 01/1917
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 471
Dimensions: 7380grt, 4658nrt, 455.3 x 56.3 x 32.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (31, 51.5 & 86 x 60ins), 572nhp
Engines by: North-East Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 137536
History:
01/1917 China Mutual SN Co Ltd (A Holt & Co, managers), Liverpool
1935 Glen Line Ltd, Liverpool; renamed GLENFINLAS
1947 China Mutual SN Co Ltd, Liverpool; renamed ELPENOR
1950 Glen Line Ltd, Liverpool; renamed GLENFINLAS
10/06/1952 Broken up
Comments: 01/1917: Requisitioned for troop ship requirements
01/1919: Handed over to her owners for the first time
1922: Collided with INABA MARU at Kobe.
06/04/1941: Damaged by air attack off Harwich. Repaired
11/1942: Bombed, set on fire and settled on the bottom in Bougie harbour, Algeria
Refloated and towed to Oran for temporary repairs & then to Gibraltar
Permanent repairs at Sunderland. Funnel shortened.
10/06/1952: Broken up at Blyth by Hughes Bolckow Shipbreaking Co


Above photo as ELPENOR courtesy of Allan Green Collection

Above photo as ELPENOR courtesy of Photoship