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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, 2SA, M47M type, 7cyl (340 x 570mm), 1120bhp
Engines by: British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 187194
History:
22/08/1958 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), London
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 by Eckhardt & Co at Brake, Germany


Above photo as SOMERSET COAST is courtesy of George Robinson

Above photo as RICHMOND QUEEN is copyright of Charlie Hill

Above photo as RICHMOND QUEEN is courtesy of Graham Moore

Above photo as GOMBA ENTERPRISE is copyright of Charlie Hill