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Name: SOMERSET COAST
Type: Cargo ship
Launched: 20/03/1958
Completed: 08/1958
Builder: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 223
Dimensions: 1326grt, 696nrt, 235.0 x 35.7 x 15.3ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, M47M type, 7cyl, 1120bhp
Engines by: British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 187194
History:
08/1958 Coast Lines Ltd, Liverpool
1959 Queenship Navigation Ltd, London; renamed RICHMOND QUEEN
10/1965 Britain Steamship Co Ltd, (Comben Longstaff & Co Ltd, managers), London
09/1968 Eskglen Shipping Co Ltd, (same managers), London
1974 Gomba Shipping Ltd, London (James Fisher & Co Ltd, managers)
1974 Renamed GOMBA ENTERPRISE
1977 Atlantic Africa Lines Ltd (Gomba Shipping Ltd., managers)
1977 Renamed ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE
1979 Broken up
Comments: 11/07/1957: Keel laid as SOMERSETBROOK for Comben Longstaff & Co Ltd
27/10/1978: Arrived in tow at Bremen for repairs at Stephani Werft
20/06/1979: Heeled over at the dolphins on which she was moored.
1979: Broken up at Brake, Germany, by Eckhardt & Co


Above photo as SOMERSET COAST courtesy of George Robinson

Above photo as RICHMOND QUEEN courtesy of Graham Moore

Above photo as GOMBA ENTERPRISE courtesy of Richard Cox