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Name: GASLIGHT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/05/1920
Completed: 08/1920
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 218
Dimensions: 1696grt, 997nrt, 260.6 x 37.7 x 16.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (18.5, 31 & 51 x 36ins), 180mn
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 144696
History:
08/1920 Gas, Light & Coke Co, London
1949 Owners restyled North Thames Gas Board, London
1954 Williamstown Shipping Co Ltd (Comben, Longstaff & Co Ltd, managers), London
1954 Renamed ESSEXBROOK
14/03/1957 Broken up
Comments: 08/11/1941: Damaged by German aircraft, towed into Sunderland
14/03/1957: Broken up by TW Ward Ltd at Grays, Essex


Photo as GASLIGHT copyright of A Duncan

Above photo as ESSEXBROOK courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as ESSEXBROOK courtesy of Richard Cox