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Name: ULIDIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/09/1903
Completed: 11/1903
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 372
Dimensions: 3081grt, 1988nrt, 323.0 x 47.0 x 23.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 64 x 42ins), 281nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 115633
History:
11/1903 Mercantile Steamship Co of Ulster Ltd (1903) (J Fisher & Sons), Newry
1916 Cliffe Steamship Co Ltd (GT Readhead & Co), Newcastle
1920 D/S A/S Skaraas (Christen K Gran), Bergen; renamed SKARAAS
1923 A/S Phoenix (Johan Erland), Bergen
1927 Skibs A/S Nanset (Iver Bugge), Larvik
1935 Hwah Sung Steamship Co Ltd, Shanghai; renamed HWAH JANG
1940 US War Shipping Administration, Panama (Alaska SS Co)
1940 Renamed COVENTRY
1942 Managers became US War Department
03/1945 Managers became United Fruit Company
1946 Hwah Sung Steamship Co Ltd, Shanghai; renamed HWAH JANG
06/1948 Sank
Comments: 06/09/1917: Wrecked at Soroka in the White Sea while loading timber
for the UK. Later salvaged and repaired
05/1945: Aground off Cuba, refloated, laid up from 29/05/1945
11/06/1948: Stranded on Piting Rock near Shanghai at 29.53N 122.31E
On a voyage from Keelung to Shanghai with a cargo of coal. Later sank


Above image as ULIDIA is copyright of Sean Patterson