Hannington Court (1954)



The name Hannington Court was used by Court Line for three ships:

Hannington Court (1954) was part of Court Line’s post-WW2 building programme. She had a working life of 22 years - most of which was under Indian ownership. She was broken up in 1976. I will refer to her simply as Hannington Court on the rest of this page

Hannington Court
Hannington Court. This photo shows her under construction at Bartram & Sons at South Dock Sunderland in 1954. [1]

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo ship
Registered owners, managers and operators Court Line Ltd.
Managers Haldin & Co. Ltd. London
Builders Bartram & Sons Ltd
Yard South Dock Sunderland
Country UK
Yard number 342
Registry N/K
Official number 186168
Signal letters N/K
Call sign N/K
Classification society N/K
Gross tonnage 6,266
Net tonnage 3,467
Deadweight N/K
Length 476 ft
Breadth 62 ft
Depth 27 ft
Draught N/K
Engines 6 cylinder 4-stroke cycle single-acting (4S.C.SA) "B&W" oil engine
Engine builders John G Kincaid & Co. Ltd
Works Greenock
Country UK
Power N/K
Propulsion Single screw
Speed 12.5 knots
Cargo capacity N/K
Crew N/K
Hannington Court
Hannington Court. The date and location are not known. [2]

Career Highlights

Date Event
19 Jul 1954 Launched
Dec 1954 Completed
9 Dec 1954 Trials completed
1963 Sold to Jayanti Shipping Co. Ltd Bombay India and renamed Ghandi Jayanti
1967 Management transferred to Shipping Corp of India Ltd
1974 Renamed Ghandi
Apr 1976 Arrived at Universal Shipbreakers Ltd. Bombay to be broken up
Hannington Court
Hannington Court. The date and location are not known. [3]

Service History

Hannington Court was built as part of Court Line’s new building programme started in 1952.

I have not been able to find out any further information about her service history apart from the changes of names and ownership as described in the Career Highlights section.

Hannington Court
Hannington Court believed to have been taken at Vancouver on 30 November 1956. Photo by Walter E. Frost, Ref. AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-4934 [4]

Image Credits

  1. By courtesy of George Robinson
  2. From The Allen Collection - External Reference #1
  3. From the site owner's photograph collection.
  4. By courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives