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Name: SPHEROID
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 13/08/1907
Completed: 10/1907
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 403
Dimensions: 3815grt, 2426nrt, 359.3 x 47.6 x 25.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 43 & 71 x 48ins), 410nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 125621
History:
10/1907 Scrutton, Sons & Co, London
1920 Charente SS Co Ltd (T & J Harrison), Liverpool; renamed SONGSTER
1926 William Thomas Shipping Co Ltd (RJ Thomas & Co Ltd), Liverpool / Holyhead
1926 Renamed CAMBRIAN EMPRESS
1930 United Africa Co Ltd, Liverpool; renamed ZARIAN
1933 Broken up
Comments: 1933: Broken up at Glasgow, arrived in the Clyde on 29/12/1932.


Above photo as SONGSTER courtesy of Richard Cox