On This Day

6 May

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1909 Berbice


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The 2,379-ton cargo ship Berbice (Yard No. 405) was launched today for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Ltd., London.

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1944 HMS Chameleon


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The 1,084-ton ‘Algerine’ class minesweeper HMS Chameleon (Yard No. 1207) was launched today for the Admiralty.

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1945 Empire Saturn


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The 8,224-ton standard ‘Ocean’ type tanker Empire Saturn (Yard No. 1242) was launched today for the Ministry of War Transport (managed and operated by Davies & Newman).

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1966 Nairnbank


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The 10,541-ton cargo ship Nairnbank (Yard No. 1665) was launched today for Andrew Weir & Co. Ltd., Liverpool (Bank Line).