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Name: GUARDIAN
Type: Cable Ship
Launched: 12/07/1907
Completed: 09/1907
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 784
Dimensions: 1768grt, 981nrt, 278.4 x 36.0 x 14.9ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (15.5, 25 & 43 x 30ins), 265nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 1937: 125613
History:
09/1907 Central & South American Telegraph Co, New York
1922 All America Cables Inc., New York
1937 Caribbean Steamship Co Ltd (CP Tatt), Nassau
1939 West India Fruit & Steamship Co Inc, Bluefields, Va
1940 Maya SS Co (United Fruit Co), Puerto Cortes
1941 Empresa Hondureņa de Vapores, Puerto Cortes
1946 Caribbean Atlantic Shipping Corp, Tegucigalpa; renamed CEIBAR
1948 Ships & Vessels Ltd, Haifa; renamed THEODOR HERZL
1951 Broken up
Comments: 1937: Converted to a cargo ship
1947: Refitted in a Marseille shipyard to accommodate 2600 immigrants.
13/04/1947: Arrived at Haifa under unregistered name THEODOR HERZL
carrying illegal Jewish immigrants from France and Belgium
1951: Broken up


Above photo as GUARDIAN

Above 2 photos as THEODOR HERZL