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Name: QUEENMOOR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/12/1923
Completed: 01/1924
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 473
Dimensions: 4862grt, 2983nrt, 405.0 x 53.6 x 26.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 551nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 147578
History:
01/1924 Moor Line Ltd (W Runciman & Co Ltd), London
07/09/1934 Wrecked
Comments: 24/12/1930: Caught fire in the forward bunkers & cargo holds, 120 miles E of Aden
On route from Bombay to the UK with a cargo of linseed oil cake, cotton, manganese etc
After 3 days of fighting the fire she was towed into Aden where the fire was extinguished
The repair contract, valued at 40,000 was won by Readhead against tough competition
07/09/1934: Wrecked on Chelsea Point, South Africa at position 34.03S 25.37E
On a voyage from Kotka to East London with a cargo of timber


Above photo is copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above: Shipbuilder's photo showing the fire aboard the QUEENMOOR at Aden

Above: Shipbuilder's photo showing damage to the forward part of the ship

Above: Shipbuilder's photo showing repair in progress

Western Morning News, Monday, 29/12/1930