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Name: BASKERVILLE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/05/1946
Completed: 08/1946
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 550
Dimensions: 5571grt, 3186nrt, 452.1 x 56.8 x 25.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.75, 42.5 & 72 x 48ins) & LP turbine
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 180932
History:
08/1946 Barberry’s Steamship Co Ltd (Runciman London Ltd), London
1950 Bristol City Line of Steamships Ltd (Chas Hill & Sons), Bristol
1950 Renamed BIRMINGHAM CITY
1963 Kinabatangan Shipping Co Ltd (United China Shipping Co Ltd), Bristol
1963 Renamed SEMPORNA BAY
1965 Renamed VICTORIA BAY
1969 Broken up
Comments: 10/08/1969: Arrived at Hong Kong for breaking up
1969: Broken up by Lee Sing & Co at Hong Kong


Above photo as BASKERVILLE is copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo as BASKERVILLE is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as BIRMINGHAM CITY is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as BIRMINGHAM CITY is courtesy of Richard Cox