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Name: QUEENSGATE
Type: Cargo ship
Launched: 30/11/1959
Completed: 12/1959
Builder: Clelands (Successors) Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 239
Dimensions: 290dwt, 200grt, 98nrt, 117.75 x 25.25 x 8.4ft
Engines: Oil engine, SA, 4cyl (8.75 x 11.5ins)
Engines by: Lister Blackstone Marine Ltd, Dursley
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 300221
History:
12/1959 Hull Gates Shipping, Hull
1965 Light Shipping Co Ltd, Greenock; renamed POLARLIGHT
1969 Rye SS; renamed RYE TRADER
1977 Palmers, Gravesend; renamed QUEENFORD
1980 Sank
Comments: 11/06/1980: Sank 36 miles off Ijmuiden after a collision in fog with IRENES SUN
She was on passage from Amsterdam to Great Yarmouth


Above photo as QUEENSGATE copyright of Charlie Hill

Above photo as QUEENSGATE courtesy of George Robinson

Above photo as RYE TRADER copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as QUEENFORD copyright of Charlie Hill