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Name: INKOSI
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/02/1937
Completed: 06/1937
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1525
Dimensions: 6618grt, 4055nrt, 414.8 x 56.0 x 28.5ft
Engines: Q4cyl (28, 41.5, 59 & 84 x 54ins), 835nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 164323
History:
06/1937 Charente SS Co Ltd (T & J Harrison), Liverpool
1941 Ministry of War Transport (T & J Harrison), London
1941 Renamed EMPIRE CHIVALRY
1946 Charente SS Co Ltd (T & J Harrison), Liverpool; renamed PLANTER
22/09/1958 Broken up
Comments: 07/09/1940: Bombed & sunk in Royal Victoria Dock, London,
while under conversion to an ocean boarding vessel for the Admiralty.
04/10/1940: Refloated & taken over by the MOWT
Subsequently repaired & converted to a cargo ship
22/09/1958: Arrived at Ghent for breaking up by Van Heyghen Frères


Above photo as INKOSI courtesy of Stuart Smith

Above photo as EMPIRE CHIVALRY courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as PLANTER copyright of A Duncan