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Deucalion (1958)

Deucalion (1958)

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers China Mutual SN Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Vickers Armstrong
Shipyard High Walker
Country where built UK
Yard Number 154
Official Number 187176
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 7,974
Deadweight (DWT) 9170
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 138 Metres
Overall Length 149.8 Metres
Breadth or Beam 19 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 16.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
24 July 1957 Launched
January 1958 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Completed for China Mutual SN Co Ltd as Ajax, change of name to Deucalion 1972, change of name to Kailok and owner to Nan Yang Sg Co 1973, change of owner to Brilliance SS Corp SA 1976. Taken to Kaohsiung for breaking by Gwo Yeong Enterprise Co 6 July 1982

Diomed (1917)

Diomed (1917)

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Ocean SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Scotts' Shipbuidling & Engineering
Shipyard Greenock
Country where built UK
Yard Number 468
Official Number 140544
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 7,523
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 455 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 56.2 Ft
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details Two Brown Curtis type steam turbines (engine set No. 531) SR geared to a single screw
Engine Builder Scotts' Shipbuidling & Engineering
Engine Builder Works Greenock
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 5,700 SHP
Maximum Speed 13.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
21 June 1917 Launched
N/K Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew 52 at time of loss
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information Diomed was sunk by German submarine U-140 approximately 195 miles East-South-East of Nantucket on 21 August 1918 while en route from Liverpool to New York in ballast. The explosion killed Capt.Myles who was on the bridge at the time as well as a quartermaster and a seaman. The first officer, Mr.T.W.Richardson, and two men were injured. In getting away the boats, two British and five Chinese seamen were drowned making a total loss of ten dead and three injured from a crew of 52. Details of Merchant Seamen lost and a photo of the panel can be found on the Benjidog Tower Hill memorial HERE.

Diomed (1956)

Diomed (1956)

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers China Mutual SN Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co
Shipyard Dundee
Country where built UK
Yard Number 501
Official Number 187141
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 7,984
Deadweight (DWT) 9110
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 138 Metres
Overall Length 149.8 Metres
Breadth or Beam 19 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 16

Career Highlights

Date Event
12 April 1956 Launched
September 1956 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of name to Glenbeg and owner to Glen Line Ltd. 1970, change of name to Diomed and owner to China Mutual SN Co Ltd 1972, change of name to Kaising and owner to Nan Yang Sg Co 1973, change of owner to Golden City Maritime Corp SA 1976. Taken to Kaohsiung for breaking by Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp 1 February 1983

Dolius (1922)

Dolius (1922)

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo/Passenger Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Glen Line Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff
Shipyard Govan
Country where built UK
Yard Number 503g
Official Number 146283
Call Sign GCXD
Classification Society Lloyds 100A1
Gross Tonnage 9,460
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 5,772
Length 485.6 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 62.3 Ft
Depth 31.2 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details Two oil engines 4S C SA each with eight cylinders of bore 29 1/2" and stroke 45 1/4".
Engine Builder Harland & Wolff
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details Double ended boilers operating at 100 psi
Propulsion Type Twin Screw
Power 1,316 MN
Maximum Speed 12.5

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
30 September 1920 Launched
23 February 1922 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Completed for Glen Line Ltd. as Glengarry. Change of name to Glenstrae 1939. She was bombed by aircraft in the Port of London on 7 September 1940. Change of name to Dolius and owner to Ocean SS Co Ltd. 1949. Taken to Briton Ferry for breaking by T.W. Ward 20 August 1952

Dolius (1924)

Dolius (1924)

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Ocean SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Scott's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co
Shipyard Greenock
Country where built UK
Yard Number 520
Official Number 147247
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 5,507
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3,319
Length 407 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 52.2 Ft
Depth 28.4 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Other
Engine Details Dolius was fitted with a type of Still Steam-Diesel engine and is described in Lloyd's Register as Steam and Oil 2S C DA with 4 cylinders on each of two engines with bore 22" and stroke 36" and with 2 Regenerators. Further information about this unusual type of engine can be found HERE.
Engine Builder Scott's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co
Engine Builder Works Greenock
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Twin Screw
Power 748 NHP
Maximum Speed 11

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
24 January 1924 Launched
April 1924 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew 70 at time of loss
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information Dolius was damaged by aircraft on 24 April 1941 on the approaches to the Firth of Forth but repaired. She was sunk on 5 May 1943 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-638 at position 54° 00' N, 43° 35' W while en route from Avonmouth to New York in ballast. There were 66 survivors out of the 70 on board. Details of Merchant Navy casualties and a photo of the memorial panel can be found on the Benjidog Tower Hill website HERE.

Dolius (1956)

Dolius (1956)

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Ocean SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff
Shipyard Belfast
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1,497
Official Number 187121
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 7,964
Deadweight (DWT) 9300
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 138 Metres
Overall Length 149.8 Metres
Breadth or Beam 19 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 16

Career Highlights

Date Event
4 August 1955 Launched
5 January 1956 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Other
Service History Information Change of name to Glenfruin and owner to Glen Line Ltd. 1970, change of name to Dolius and owner to Ocean SS Co Ltd. 1972, change of name to Hungmien and owner to Ocean Tramping Co Ltd 1972, change of owner to United Freighter Corp (Panama) SA 1976, change of name to Hong Qi 119 and owner to Chinese Government 1977, change of name to Zhan Dou 51 1983. Status recorded as 'Deleted' 1992 - further details not known.

Dymas (1922)

Dymas (1922)

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo/Passenger Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Glen Line Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff
Shipyard Govan
Country where built UK
Yard Number 505g
Official Number 146292
Call Sign GBZK
Classification Society Lloyds 100A1
Gross Tonnage 9,461
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 5,789
Length 485.6 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 62.3 Ft
Depth 35.8 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details Two 4S. C SA oil engines each of 6 cylinders of bore 29 1/2" and stroke 45 1/4"
Engine Builder Harland & Wolff
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details Double ended boiler operating at 100psi
Propulsion Type Twin Screw
Power 1,144 NHP
Maximum Speed 12.5

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
25 December 1920 Launched
20 April 1922 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Completed for Glen Line Ltd as Glenbeg. Change of name to Dymas and owner to Ocean SS Co Ltd 1949. Taken to Dalmuir for breaking by W.H.Arnott Young & Co 8 April 1954.

Dymas (1957)

Dymas (1957)

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Ocean SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Vickers Armstrong
Shipyard High Walker
Country where built UK
Yard Number 152
Official Number 187165
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 7,974
Deadweight (DWT) 9317
Net Tonnage N/K
Length N/K
Overall Length 491.5 Ft
Breadth or Beam 62.3 Ft
Depth N/K
Draught 28.5 Ft
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details B & W type oil engine 2 SA with 6 cylinders of bore 750mm and stroke 1,500mm
Engine Builder J. G. Kinkaid & Co Ltd
Engine Builder Works Greenock
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 16.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
4 October 1956 Launched
July 1957 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Completed for Ocean SS Co Ltd as Antenor. Change of name to Glenlochy and owner to Glen Line Ltd 1970, change of name to Dymas and owner to Ocean SS Co Ltd 1972, change of name to Kaiyun and owner to Nan Yang Sg Co 1973, change of owner to Highseas Nav Corp SA 1976. Taken to Huangpu for breaking 24 May 1983.

Elpenor (1917)

Elpenor (1917)

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers China Mutual SN Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Leslie Hawthorn & Co Ltd
Shipyard Newcastle
Country where built UK
Yard Number 471
Official Number 137536
Call Sign GRQD
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 7,479
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,720
Length 455.3 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 56.3 Ft
Depth 32.5 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 31", 51 1/2", 86" and stroke 60"
Engine Builder N.E Marine Engineering Co Ltd
Engine Builder Works Newcastle
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 572 NHP
Maximum Speed 14

Additional Construction Information

Career Highlights

Date Event
14 September 1916 Launched
January 1917 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Elpenor was requisitioned by the Admiralty in January 1917 for use as a troop ship and was first handed over to her owners in January 1919. Change of name to Glenfinlas and owner to Glen Line Ltd 1935. She was bombed and set on fire at Bougie Harbour, Algeria in November 1942 and sank. She was refloated and repaired - her funnel was shortened at this time. Change of name to Elpenor and owner to China Mutual SN Co Ltd 1947, change of name to Glenfinlas and owner to Glen Line Ltd 1950. Taken to Blyth for breaking by Hughes Bolckow Shipbreaking Co 10 June 1952

Elpenor (1954)

Elpenor (1954)

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers China Mutual SN Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff
Shipyard Belfast
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1,477
Official Number 185483
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 7,754
Deadweight (DWT) 9100
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 138.4 Metres
Overall Length 148.4 Metres
Breadth or Beam 19 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 16

Career Highlights

Date Event
11 November 1953 Launched
22 April 1954 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of name to United Concord and owner to Cremone Bay Sg Co Ltd 1977. Taken to Kaohsiung for breaking by E Chang Iron Steel Works Co 21 May 1979. Work began 19 June 1979