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Name: HOPERIDGE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/07/1939
Completed: 09/1939
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1608
Dimensions: 5222grt, 3133nrt, 418.9 x 57.4 x 25.6ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4cyl (23.6 x 91.3in), 2800bhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 165772
History:
09/1939 Hopemount Shipping Co Ltd (Stott, Mann & Fleming Ltd), Newcastle
1963 Independent SS Co Ltd, Newcastle (Teh-Hu SS Co Ltd, Hong Kong)
1963 Renamed BETHLEHEM
1964 Cia Naviera Pearl SA, Monrovia (Teh-Hu SS Co Ltd, Hong Kong)
02/08/1969 Sank
Comments: 02/08/1969: Sank after a collision with tanker SHOWA MARU
when 30 miles from Singapore in position 01.16N - 104.08E
On a voyage from Tokyo to Aden with a cargo of cement


Above photos courtesy of Photoship