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Name: MACEDONIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/06/1900
Completed: 07/1900
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter
Yard: Wallsend Yard
Yard Number: 253
Dimensions: 4358grt, 2780nrt, 379.4 x 46.3 x 20.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 40 & 68 x 48ins), 370nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 139057
History:
07/1900 AC de Freitas & Co, Hamburg
1900 Hamburg Amerika Linie, Hamburg
1915 Fisher, Alimonda & Co Ltd, London; renamed POLGOWAN
1919 Ministry of Transport, London
1922 Const D Calafatis, Syra, Greece; renamed MEROPI
1928 Geo Christos Lemos & MA Georgilis, Syra; renamed TRIAINA
1937 Douglas & Ramsey, Glasgow
1937 Broken up
Comments: 28/03/1915: Captured by HMS GLOUCESTER off Las Palmas
1915: Fisher, Alimonda acting as Crown Nominees
1937: Broken up at Dalmuir by WH Arnott, Young & Co Ltd
Her return to the British flag was artificial due to the operation of the national 'Scrap & Build' scheme under which shipowners received favourable loans for new tonnage on condition that they scrapped a similar tonnage of older ships. This would modernise the fleet while also providing work for British shipyards. But the loophole was left that shipowners could buy up old ships overseas and then trade them into this scheme! So the old TRIAINA was bought for 8950 and sold to breakers for 6537, supporting the building of DARLENY by Wm. Hamilton for Douglas & Ramsey.


Photo as TRIAINA courtesy of Richard Cox