On This Day

19 October

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1910 Titanic's hull


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Plating of Titanic’s hull (Yard No. 401) was completed today.

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1944 HMS Widemouth Bay

wide-mouth-bay.jpgThe 1,600-ton ‘Bay’ class frigate HMS Widemouth Bay (Yard No. 1,259) was launched today for the Admiralty. 
The vessel was originally laid down as  HMS Loch Frisa,
but during construction the name was changed. 

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1907 Iroquois


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The 9,201-ton oil tanker Iroquois (Yard No. 385) was delivered today to her owners the Anglo-American Oil Company (see: 10 October 1907).

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1918 War Melody


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The 6,533-ton ‘N’ type cargo ship War Melody
(Yard No. 543) was launched today for the Shipping controller.

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1948 Sarasvati

The 3,750-ton passenger and cargo ferry Sarasvati (Yard No. 1374) was launched today for the Bombay Steam Navigation Company.

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1895 Vedamore

The 6,329-ton cargo ship Vedamore (Yard No. 298) was launched today for William Johnston 7 Co., Liverpool. Vedamore was the fifth vessel constructed by Harland & Wolff for the Company and like the other steamers in the Line she was intended for the Atlantic cattle trade between Liverpool and New York.