On This Day

24 September

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1939 Andes


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The handsome passenger ship Andes (Yard No. 1,005) was delivered today for Royal Mail Lines Ltd.
The 25,688-ton vessel was due to make her maiden voyage from Southampton to South America on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Company; instead the vessel proceeded to Liverpool in peacetime colours for conversion into a troopship for over 4,000 men. She returned to Belfast in 1946 for refitting and conversion back to peacetime use and finally entered commercial service in January 1948.

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1885 Talookdar


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The iron sailing ship Talookdar (Yard No. 183) was delivered under tow today to T. & J. Brocklebank, of Liverpool. The 2,120-ton vessel, one of a pair, her sister named Zemindar (Yard No. 183) was delivered to her owners on 14 August.

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1904 Mamari


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The passenger ship Mamari (Yard No. 365) was launched today for the Shaw, Savill & Albion Co, London.
The 6,689-ton vessel was operated principally as an emigrant carrier with accommodation for 1,000 passengers on the Company’s service from London to New Zealand.

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1930 San Antonio

The 5,986-ton cargo ship San Antonio (Yard No. 888) was delivered today for Compagnie Générale Transatlantic (French Line).

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1946 Loch Garth


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The 8,617-ton refrigerated cargo ship Loch Garth (Yard No. 1328) was launched today for Royal Mail Lines Ltd.

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1959 Pinebank


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The 8,694-ton cargo ship Pinebank (Yard No. 1635) was delivered today to Andrew Weir & Co.