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Name: PORT FAIRY
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/07/1928
Completed: 10/1928
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1339
Dimensions: 7980grt, 4927nrt, 477.3 x 63.2 x 31.0ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, 4cyl (23.5 x 91.25ins), 1374nhp
Engines by: Wm Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 14.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 160590
History:
13/10/1928 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London
11/1937 Company restyled as Port Line Ltd, London
1965 Embajada Cia Naviera SA; renamed TAI SHIKAN
04/06/1965 Broken up
Comments: 28/02/1940: Collided with LOCH DEE and both ships returned to Halifax for repairs
22/10/1940: Whilst in Convoy OL8 the escorting destroyer HMCS MARGAREE; ex HMS DIANA cut across her bows and was sliced in two. 142 of her crew perished with 34 survivors being rescued by the PORT FAIRY.
12/07/1943: Bombed which caused fires onboard, repairs at Casablanca took 6 weeks.
04/06/1965: Arrived at Hong Kong to be broken up by Cheoy Lee Shipyard
22/07/1965: Fire at breaker's yard caused onboard explosions and took three days to extinguish


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