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Registry #1 169575 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1943 Fort Cumberland Name 5
Name 2 1950 Cape Franklin Name 6
Name 3 1956 African Sky Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
 
Year Built 1943 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
 
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 424.6' x 57.2' x 34.9'
Builder Burrard Drydock Co. Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 7150 Type 1 Freighter, North Sands-type
Registered Tonnage 4311 Type 2
Engine 2500ihp Triple expansion 3-cylinder Dominion Steam reciprocating engine Engine Manufacture Canadian Allis-Chalmers Ltd., Montreal PQ
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
 
Owner(s)
In 1943 she was registered at London UK. In 1943 she was owned by US Wartime Shipping Administration on bare-boat charter to the Ministry of War Transport, London UK (Lyle Shipping Co. Ltd., mgrs.). In 1947 she was owned by Dominion of Canada on bare-boat charter to the Ministry of War Transport, London UK (Lyle Shipping Co. Ltd., mgrs.). In 1950 she was registered at Glasgow UK. In 1950 she was owned by Lyle Shipping Co. Ltd. In 1956 she was owned by General Navigation Ltd., Monrovia Liberia and Salvatores & Racah SRL, Genoa Italy.
 
Fate Registry closed Date
 
Named Features
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
 
 
References
Heal, S.C. (1999); Lloyd's Register 1944/5; Lloyd's Register 1955/6, Vol. 1; Lloyd's Register 1943/4
Last update
2013-08-13

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