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Name: KELMSCOTT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/05/1943
Completed: 07/1943
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 534
Dimensions: 7039grt, 4889nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins), 339nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 168465
History:
07/1943 Pachesham Steamship Co Ltd (Runciman (London), maangers), London
1949 Queen Line Ltd & Cadogan Steamship Co Ltd, Glasgow; renamed QUEEN ANNE
1954 Polish Ocean Lines, Gdynia; renamed MARIAN BUCZEK
30/03/1968 Broken up
Comments: 09/021944: Damaged by torpedo from U-Boat U845 off St John's Newfoundland
Towed in to St John's, partially flooded & listing
17/08/1944: Sailed for Baltimore for repairs
24/08/1944: Collided with US Liberty ship WILLIAM LEAVITT off Atlantic City New Jersey
Flooding again, she was firstly beached & then towed to Delaware Breakwater for emergency repairs. She then sailed to Baltimore where she was finally repaired
30/03/1968: Broken up by Whampoa, Hong Kong


Photos as QUEEN ANNE courtesy of Richard Cox