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Name: ETHYLENE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/07/1921
Completed: 05/1921
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 226
Dimensions: 936grt, 489nrt, 224.7 x 32.0 x 13.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (16, 26 & 43 x 27ins), 116mn
Engines by: North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145183
History:
05/1921 Gas, Light & Coke Co, London
1949 Owners restyled North Thames Gas Board, London
1953 Hargreaves Coal & Shipping Co Ltd (Comben, Longstaff & Co Ltd, managers), London
1953 Renamed HARFRY
05/03/1957 Broken up
Comments: 17/10/1940: Damaged by a mine near the East Oaze Buoy
05/03/1957: Broken up by TW Ward Ltd at Grays, Essex


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley

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