On This Day

22 November

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1917 War Icarus


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The keel of the cargo ship War Icarus (Yard No. 540) was laid today on Slipway No. 1 in the North Yard. Launched as War Icarus for the Shipping Controller, the vessel was eventually sold to the Atlantic Transport Line and remained Mesaba (II). In 1925 32 shares (50% share in the vessel) was sold to White Star and she was renamed Delphic.

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1957 Port Invercargill


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The 8,847-ton refrigerated cargo ship Port Invercargill (Yard No. 1565) was launched today for Port Line Ltd., London.