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Name: FOREST BROOK
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 06/08/1895
Completed: 10/1895
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 198
Dimensions: 2689grt, 1729nrt, 300.0 x 43.0 x 24ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 38 & 61 x 39ins), 232nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 104291
History:
10/1895 Forest Oak Steam Shipping Co Ltd (H Sherwood), Newcastle
1904 Managers became Jackson Bros & Cory
1907 Ibex Steamship Ltd (Jackson Bros & Cory); renamed IBEX
1909 Anglo-Hellenic SS Co Ltd (AA Embiricos & Co), Andros; renamed PATRAS
1914 Fratelli Denegri, Genoa
01/1927 Broken up
Comments: Designed as a turret deck ship a type of merchant ship with an unusual hull.
The design was quite common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
The hulls of turret deck vessels were rounded and stepped inward above their waterlines. This gave some advantages in strength and allowed them to pay lower canal tolls under the tonnage measurement rules then in effect. The type ceased to be built after those rules changed.
01/1927: Broken up at Genoa