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Name: HUDSON LIGHT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/04/1965
Completed: 07/1965
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 616
Dimensions: 8442dwt, 5628grt, 2842nrt, 353.0 x 53.5 x 34.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4cyl (670 x 2100mm)
Engines by: William Doxford & Sons (Engineers) Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 307885
History:
07/1965 John Hudson Fuel & Shipping Ltd, London
1976 Central Electricity Generating Board (Hudson Steamship Co Ltd. Managers)
1976 Renamed CASTLE POINT
1978 Managers became Christian Salvesen (Shipping) Ltd
1987 Venelton United Corp, Panama; renamed SONIA I
1990 Sonia Maritime Ltd, Valetta (Professional Partners SA, managers; renamed SHANE
1996 Interline Gemicilik ve Dis Ticaret Ltd, Sirketi, Turkey; renamed KAAN
03/03/1999 Broken up
Comments: 08/03/1969: Collided with CHANTALA in fog off the Thames Estuary
Damage to both vessels repaired
30/12/1998: Damaged by fire off Syracuse
03/03/1999: Broken up by Gemi Yan Sanayi at Aliaga, Turkey


Above: HUDSON LIGHT under construction. Photo is copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo as HUDSON LIGHT is courtesy of John Bage

Above photo as HUDSON LIGHT is copyright of Ted Ingham

Above photo as HUDSON LIGHT is copyright of Michael Green

Above photo as HUDSON LIGHT is copyright of Michael Green

Above photo as CASTLE POINT is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as CASTLE POINT is copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo as SONIA I is copyright of Michael Green

Above photo as SHANE is copyright of George Robinson