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Name: EXPLORER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 02/04/1935
Completed: 05/1935
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1497
Dimensions: 6235grt, 3842nrt, 437.2 x 56.0 x 29.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 46 & 81 x 54ins), 588nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.0knots
Reg Number: 164257
History:
05/1935 Charente Steam Ship Co Ltd (T & J Harrison), Liverpool
1957 Panamanian Oriental SS Corp (Wheelock, Marden & Co Ltd), Panama
1957 Renamed ELEANOR
10/1959 Broken up
Comments: 21/09/1959: Arrived at Hong Kong for breaking up
10/1959: Breaking up commenced by Hong Kong Rolling Mills


Above photo as EXPLORER courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as EXPLORER courtesy of Richard Cox