Barrington Court (1924)

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Introduction

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


Barrington Court (1924) had a service life of 36 years. Having taken part in a very large number of convoys during WW2, she finally met her end after running aground in 1960. I will simply refer to her as Barrington Court on the rest of this page.

Barrington Court
Barrington Court - date and location not known. [1]

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo ship
Registered owners, managers and operators Court Line Ltd.
Managers Haldin & Philipps Ltd. London
Builders Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd.
Yard Belfast
Country UK
Yard number 470
Registry N/K
Official number 147722
Signal letters N/K
Call sign KRJC
Classification society N/K
Gross tonnage 4,910
Net tonnage 2,988
Deadweight N/K
Length 396.6 ft
Breadth 53.1 ft
Depth 26.5 ft
Draught N/K
Engines 3 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine with bores of 26", 42" and 70" and stroke of 48".
Engine builders Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd.
Works Belfast
Country UK
Boilers Three single-ended boilers operating at a pressure of 180psi.
Power 414NHP
Propulsion Single screw
Speed 10 knots
Cargo capacity N/K
Crew "Fleet in 1942" gives complement as 35

Additional Construction Information

The 1930-31 Lloyds Register entry for Barrington Court has the following additional information about her:

  • She had one steel deck
  • Fitted with electric light and Wireless

Career Highlights

Date Event
14 Aug 1924 Launched
Sep 1924 Completed
1936 Owners restyled Court Line Ltd. - same managers
1948 Sold to La Tunisienne Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - Managers Frank C. Strick & Co. Ltd. London and renamed Leon de Nervo
1951 Sold to Cia. Puerto Rico S.A, Panama and renamed Eletric
31 Aug 1960 Foundered - total loss

Service Pre WW2

No information is currently known about the service of Barrington Court before WW2 other than that she was laid up on the Tyne for a number of years during the 1930s depression.

Service in WW2

Barrington Court took part in 126 convoys during WW2 as well as many other independent voyages according to information shown in the table below which is provided courtesy of Convoyweb - External Reference #5.

She seems to have had a charmed life!

Departure Convoy/Independent Arrival
Freetown, Oct 15, 1939 SL.5 (Freetown - Liverpool) Weymouth Bay, Nov 2, 1939
Weymouth Bay, Nov 5, 1939 Independent Antwerp, Nov 9, 1939
Antwerp, Nov 20, 1939 Independent Downs, Nov 25, 1939
Southend, Dec 4, 1939 OA.47 (Southend - Dispersed) Cardiff, Dec 7, 1939
Cardiff, Jan 9, 1940 Independent Milford Haven, Jan 10, 1940
Milford Haven, Jan 12, 1940 OB.70 (Liverpool - to OG 14)
Independent Buenos Aires, Feb 12, 1940
Buenos Aires, Feb 20, 1940 Independent Villa Constitucion, Feb 22, 1940
Villa Constitucion, Feb 27, 1940 Independent
La Plata, Mar 1, 1940 Independent Freetown, Mar 21, 1940
Freetown, Mar 22, 1940 SL.25 (Freetown - Liverpool)
Belfast, Apr 15, 1940 Independent Barry, Apr 17, 1940
Independent Port Talbot, Apr 27, 1940
Barry, Apr 27, 1940 Independent Milford Haven, May 7, 1940
Port Talbot, May 7, 1940 Independent
Milford Haven, May 9, 1940 OB.144 (Liverpool - Dispersed)
Independent Montreal, May 26, 1940
Montreal, May 30, 1940 Independent Halifax, Jun 3, 1940
Halifax, Jun 5, 1940 HX.48 (Halifax - Liverpool) Liverpool, Jun 19, 1940
Liverpool, Jun 29, 1940 OB.176 (Liverpool - Dispersed)
Independent Sydney CB, Jul 12, 1940
Sydney CB, Jul 14, 1940 Independent Montreal, Jul 18, 1940
Montreal, Jul 21, 1940 Independent Halifax, Jul 27, 1940
Halifax, Jul 31, 1940 HX.62 (Halifax - Liverpool) Methil Roads, Aug 15, 1940
Methil, Aug 16, 1940 FS.254 (Tyne - Southend) Southend, Aug 18, 1940
Southend, Aug 25, 1940 FN.262 (Southend - Methil) Tyne, Aug 27, 1940
Tyne, Aug 31, 1940 FN.267 (Southend - Methil) Methil, Sep 1, 1940
Methil, Sep 2, 1940 OA.208 (Methil - Dispersed)
Independent Swansea, Sep 8, 1940
Swansea, Sep 25, 1940 Independent Milford Haven, Sep 26, 1940
Milford Haven, Sep 26, 1940 OB.220 (Liverpool - Dispersed)
Independent Montreal, Oct 13, 1940
Montreal, Oct 20, 1940 Independent Halifax, Oct 24, 1940
Halifax, Nov 14, 1940 HX.87 (Halifax - Liverpool)
Independent Oban, Dec 2, 1940
Oban, Dec 2, 1940 WN.48 (Clyde - Methil) Methil, Dec 4, 1940
Methil, Dec 6, 1940 FS.354 (Methil - Southend) Southend, Dec 8, 1940
Southend, Dec 31, 1940 FN.372 (Southend - Methil) Tyne, Jan 2, 1941
Tyne, Jan 26, 1941 FN.392 (Southend - Methil) Methil, Jan 28, 1941
Methil, Jan 29, 1941 EN.64/1 (Methil - Oban) Loch Ewe, Feb 1, 1941
Independent Halifax, Feb 22, 1941
Halifax, Feb 22, 1941 Independent St John Nb, Feb 23, 1941
St John Nb, Feb 28, 1941 Independent Halifax, Mar 2, 1941
Halifax, Mar 5, 1941 HX.113 (Halifax - Liverpool)
Liverpool, Apr 2, 1941 OB.305 (Liverpool - Dispersed)
Independent Philadelphia, Apr 21, 1941
Philadelphia, Apr 25, 1941 Independent Halifax, Apr 30, 1941
Halifax, Apr 30, 1941 HX.124 (Halifax - Liverpool)
HX.113 (Halifax - Liverpool) Liverpool, May 19, 1941
HX.124 (Halifax - Liverpool) Loch Ewe, May 19, 1941
WN.129 (Clyde - Methil) Methil, May 21, 1941
Methil, May 22, 1941 FS.496 (Methil - Southend) Southend, May 24, 1941
Southend, Jun 1, 1941 FN.474 (Southend - Methil) Tyne, Jun 2, 1941
Tyne, Jun 10, 1941 EC.31 (Southend - Clyde) Loch Ewe, Jun 13, 1941
Independent Montreal, Jun 28, 1941
Montreal, Jul 12, 1941 Independent Sydney CB, Jul 15, 1941
Sydney CB, Jul 17, 1941 HX.139 (Halifax - Liverpool) Loch Ewe, Jul 29, 1941
WN.159 (Oban - Methil) Methil, Jul 31, 1941
Methil, Jul 31, 1941 FS.556 (Methil - Southend) Southend, Aug 2, 1941
Southend, Aug 14, 1941 EC.60 (Southend - Clyde) Loch Ewe, Aug 18, 1941
Independent Montreal, Sep 2, 1941
Montreal, Sep 7, 1941 Independent Sydney CB, Sep 10, 1941
Sydney CB, Sep 11, 1941 SC.44 (Sydney CB - Liverpool) Loch Ewe, Sep 27, 1941
WN.186 (Oban - Methil) Methil, Sep 30, 1941
Methil, Oct 1, 1941 FS.609 (Methil - Southend) Southend, Oct 3, 1941
Southend, Oct 9, 1941 not reported Tyne, Oct 11, 1941
Tyne, Oct 16, 1941 EC.86 (Southend - Clyde) Loch Ewe, Oct 19, 1941
Independent Hampton Roads, Nov 11, 1941
Hampton Roads, Nov 22, 1941 Independent Sydney CB, Nov 27, 1941
Sydney CB, Nov 28, 1941 SC.57 (Sydney CB - Liverpool) Liverpool, Dec 14, 1941
Liverpool, Jan 18, 1942 OS.17 (Liverpool - Freetown)
Independent Capetown, Feb 23, 1942
Capetown, Feb 26, 1942 Independent Port Elizabeth, Mar 1, 1942
Port Elizabeth, Mar 1, 1942 Independent Lourenco Marques, Mar 5, 1942
Lourenco Marques, Apr 1, 1942 Independent Capetown, Apr 6, 1942
Capetown, Apr 8, 1942 Independent Freetown, Apr 24, 1942
Freetown, Apr 26, 1942 SL.108 (Freetown - Liverpool) Clyde, May 18, 1942
Clyde, May 19, 1942 Independent
WN.286 (Loch Ewe - Methil) Methil, May 23, 1942
Methil, May 24, 1942 FS.811 (Methil - Southend) Immingham, May 26, 1942
Immingham, Jun 4, 1942 FN.726 (Southend - Methil) Methil, Jun 6, 1942
Methil, Jun 6, 1942 EN.94 (Methil - Oban) Loch Ewe, Jun 8, 1942
Independent Loch Ewe, Jun 21, 1942
Independent New York, Jun 29, 1942
New York, Jul 13, 1942 Independent
Cape Cod Bay, Jul 15, 1942 BX.29 (Boston - Halifax)
Halifax, Jul 21, 1942 HS.32 (Halifax - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Jul 23, 1942
Sydney CB, Jul 24, 1942 SC.93 (Sydney CB - Liverpool) Loch Ewe, Aug 6, 1942
WN.319 (Loch Ewe - Methil) Methil, Aug 9, 1942
Methil, Aug 9, 1942 FS.877 (Methil - Southend) Southend, Aug 11, 1942
Southend, Aug 22, 1942 FN.793 (Southend - Methil) Tyne, Aug 24, 1942
Tyne, Sep 8, 1942 FN.807 (Southend - Methil) Methil, Sep 9, 1942
Methil, Sep 9, 1942 EN.135 (Methil - Loch Ewe) Loch Ewe, Sep 11, 1942
ON.130 (Liverpool - NYC) New York, Sep 30, 1942
New York, Oct 4, 1942 NG.311 (NYC - Guantanamo) Guantanamo, Oct 11, 1942
Guantanamo, Oct 11, 1942 GAT.13 (Guantanamo - Trinidad) Trinidad, Oct 17, 1942
Trinidad, Oct 25, 1942 TAG.16 (Trinidad - Guantanamo)
TAG.016 ( - ) Macoris, Oct 30, 1942
Independent Barahona, Nov 5, 1942
Macoris, Nov 5, 1942 Independent
Barahona, Nov 11, 1942 Independent
San Juan Pr, Nov 13, 1942 Independent Guantanamo, Nov 16, 1942
Guantanamo, Nov 24, 1942 GN.22 (Guantanamo - NYC) New York, Dec 2, 1942
New York, Dec 13, 1942 SC.113 (NYC - Liverpool) Clyde, Jan 1, 1943
Independent Holyhead, Jan 16, 1943
Clyde, Jan 16, 1943 Independent
Holyhead, Jan 17, 1943 HM.103 (Holyhead - M Haven) Cardiff, Jan 18, 1943
Cardiff, Feb 11, 1943 Independent Milford Haven, Feb 12, 1943
Milford Haven, Feb 13, 1943 OS.43 (Liverpool - Freetown)
Independent Pernambuco, Mar 10, 1943
Pernambuco, Mar 19, 1943 Independent Victoria (bz), Mar 30, 1943
Victoria (bz), Apr 4, 1943 Independent Freetown, Apr 21, 1943
Freetown, May 11, 1943 SL.129 (Freetown - r/v WITH MKS 13)
SL.129MK (r/v SL 129/MKS 13 - Liverpool) Loch Ewe, Jun 1, 1943
WN.436 (Loch Ewe - Methil) Methil, Jun 4, 1943
Methil, Jun 4, 1943 FS.1133 (Methil - Southend) Middlesbrough, Jun 5, 1943
Middlesbrough, Jun 24, 1943 FN.1055 (Southend - Methil) Methil, Jun 25, 1943
Methil, Jun 25, 1943 EN.247 (Methil - Loch Ewe) Oban, Jun 28, 1943
Oban, Jul 4, 1943 ONS.12 (Liverpool - Halifax) St Johns NF, Jul 15, 1943
St Johns NF, Jul 15, 1943 WB.33 (Wabana - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Jul 17, 1943
Sydney CB, Jul 18, 1943 SQ.59 (Sydney CB - Father Pt) Father Point, Jul 21, 1943
Father Point, Jul 21, 1943 Independent Montreal, Jul 22, 1943
Montreal, Aug 8, 1943 Independent
Red Islet, Aug 11, 1943 QS.63 (Red Islet - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Aug 14, 1943
Sydney CB, Aug 22, 1943 SC.140 (Halifax - Liverpool) Cardiff, Sep 5, 1943
Cardiff, Oct 6, 1943 Independent Milford Haven, Oct 7, 1943
Milford Haven, Oct 9, 1943 ONS.20 (Liverpool - Halifax) Sydney CB, Oct 25, 1943
Sydney CB, Oct 26, 1943 SQ.69 (Sydney CB - Father Pt) Father Point, Oct 29, 1943
Father Point, Oct 29, 1943 Independent Sorel, Oct 30, 1943
Sorel, Nov 6, 1943 Independent
Red Islet, Nov 9, 1943 QS.71 (Red Islet - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Nov 13, 1943
Sydney CB, Nov 20, 1943 SC.147 (Halifax - Liverpool) Clyde, Dec 3, 1943
Liverpool, Dec 8, 1943 OS.61KM (Liverpool - Convoy Split)
KMS.35G (ex OS 61/KMS 35 - Gibraltar) Gibraltar, Dec 21, 1943
Independent Lisbon, Dec 22, 1943
Lisbon, Jan 17, 1944 Independent Huelva, Jan 19, 1944
Huelva, Feb 7, 1944 Independent Gibraltar, Feb 8, 1944
Gibraltar, Feb 11, 1944 MKS.39G (Gibraltar - r/v WITH SL 148)
SL.148MK (r/v SL 148/MKS 39 - Liverpool) Loch Ewe, Feb 24, 1944
WN.549 (Loch Ewe - Methil) Methil, Feb 27, 1944
Methil, Feb 28, 1944 FS.1376 (Methil - Southend) Southend, Mar 1, 1944
Southend, Mar 15, 1944 FN.1297 (Southend - Methil) Tyne, Mar 16, 1944
Tyne, Mar 24, 1944 FN.1305 (Southend - Methil) Methil, Mar 25, 1944
Methil, Mar 26, 1944 EN.363 (Methil - Loch Ewe) Loch Ewe, Mar 28, 1944
ONS.32 (Liverpool - Halifax) Halifax, Apr 18, 1944
Halifax, Apr 19, 1944 HS.135 (Halifax - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Apr 20, 1944
Sydney CB, May 3, 1944 BW.94 (Sydney CB - St Johns NF) Wabana, May 5, 1944
Wabana, May 10, 1944 WB.85 (St Johns NF - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, May 12, 1944
Sydney CB, May 14, 1944 BW.97 (Sydney CB - St Johns NF) Wabana, May 17, 1944
Wabana, May 18, 1944 WB.87 (St Johns NF - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, May 21, 1944
Sydney CB, May 23, 1944 Independent Port Au Port, May 24, 1944
Port Au Port, May 25, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, May 26, 1944
Sydney CB, May 27, 1944 Independent Port Au Port, May 28, 1944
Port Au Port, May 29, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, May 30, 1944
Sydney CB, May 31, 1944 Independent Port Au Port, Jun 1, 1944
Port Au Port, Jun 2, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Jun 4, 1944
Sydney CB, Jun 7, 1944 Independent Wabana, Jun 9, 1944
Wabana, Jun 10, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Jun 12, 1944
Sydney CB, Jun 15, 1944 Independent Wabana, Jun 17, 1944
Wabana, Jun 18, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Jun 20, 1944
Sydney CB, Jun 21, 1944 BW.103B (Sydney CB - Wabana) Wabana, Jun 23, 1944
Wabana, Jun 25, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Jun 27, 1944
Sydney CB, Jun 29, 1944 Independent Wabana, Jul 1, 1944
Wabana, Jul 2, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Jul 4, 1944
Sydney CB, Jul 10, 1944 Independent Port Au Port, Jul 11, 1944
Port Au Port, Jul 12, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Jul 13, 1944
Sydney CB, Jul 19, 1944 Independent Port Au Port, Jul 20, 1944
Port Au Port, Jul 20, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Jul 21, 1944
Sydney CB, Jul 28, 1944 Independent Port Au Port, Jul 29, 1944
Port Au Port, Jul 30, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Jul 31, 1944
Sydney CB, Aug 6, 1944 Independent Port Au Port, Aug 7, 1944
Port Au Port, Aug 7, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Aug 8, 1944
Sydney CB, Aug 12, 1944 Independent Port Au Port, Aug 13, 1944
Port Au Port, Aug 15, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Aug 16, 1944
Sydney CB, Aug 18, 1944 Independent Port Au Port, Aug 19, 1944
Port Au Port, Aug 21, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Aug 22, 1944
Sydney CB, Aug 25, 1944 SB.73 (Sydney CB - Corner Brook) Port Au Port, Aug 26, 1944
Port Au Port, Aug 27, 1944 BSC.76 (Corner Brook - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Aug 28, 1944
Sydney CB, Aug 31, 1944 SB.75 (Sydney CB - Port Au Port) Port Au Port, Sep 1, 1944
Port Au Port, Sep 7, 1944 BSC.79 (Corner Brook - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Sep 8, 1944
Sydney CB, Sep 9, 1944 SB.77 (Sydney CB - Port Au Port) Port Au Port, Sep 10, 1944
Port Au Port, Sep 11, 1944 BSC.80 (Port Au Port - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Sep 12, 1944
Sydney CB, Sep 14, 1944 SB.79 (Sydney CB - Port Au Port) Port Au Port, Sep 15, 1944
Port Au Port, Sep 16, 1944 BSC.82 (Corner Brook - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Sep 17, 1944
Sydney CB, Sep 20, 1944 SB.80 (Sydney CB - Port Au Port) Port Au Port, Sep 21, 1944
Port Au Port, Sep 22, 1944 Independent Sydney CB, Sep 23, 1944
Sydney CB, Sep 26, 1944 SB.82 (Sydney CB - Port Au Port) Port Au Port, Sep 27, 1944
Port Au Port, Sep 28, 1944 BSC.85 (Corner Brook - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Sep 29, 1944
Sydney CB, Oct 4, 1944 SB.84 (Sydney CB - Port Au Port) Port Au Port, Oct 5, 1944
Port Au Port, Oct 6, 1944 BSC.87 (Port Au Port - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Oct 7, 1944
Sydney CB, Oct 10, 1944 SB.86 (Sydney CB - Corner Brook) Port Au Port, Oct 11, 1944
Port Au Port, Oct 12, 1944 BSC.89 (Port Au Port - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Oct 13, 1944
Sydney CB, Oct 31, 1944 SH.177 (Sydney CB - Halifax) Halifax, Nov 1, 1944
Halifax, Nov 4, 1944 Independent Halifax, Nov 5, 1944
Halifax, Nov 5, 1944 HS.184 (Halifax - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Nov 7, 1944
Sydney CB, Nov 9, 1944 SB.90 (Sydney CB - Corner Brook) Corner Brook, Nov 10, 1944
Corner Brook, Nov 15, 1944 BSC.95 (Corner Brook - Sydney CB) Sydney CB, Nov 16, 1944
Sydney CB, Nov 18, 1944 SC.161 (Halifax - Liverpool) Liverpool, Dec 7, 1944
Liverpool, Jan 12, 1945 ONS.40 (Liverpool - Halifax)
Independent Portland Me, Feb 1, 1945
Portland Me, Mar 1, 1945 Independent
Boston, Mar 3, 1945 BX.148 (Boston - Halifax) Halifax, Mar 5, 1945
Halifax, Mar 7, 1945 SC.169 (Halifax - Liverpool) Loch Ewe, Mar 20, 1945
WN.681 (Loch Ewe - Methil) Methil, Mar 26, 1945
Methil, Mar 27, 1945 FS.1769 (Methil - Southend) Hull, Mar 28, 1945
Hull, Apr 5, 1945 not reported Tyne, Apr 6, 1945
Tyne, May 16, 1945 FN.1711 (Southend - Methil) Methil, May 17, 1945
Methil, May 17, 1945 EN.493 (Methil - Belfast) Belfast, May 20, 1945
Belfast Lough, May 21, 1945 ONS.51 (Liverpool - Halifax)
Father Point, Jun 5, 1945 Independent Quebec, Jun 6, 1945
Quebec, Jun 13, 1945 Independent Montreal, Jun 14, 1945
Montreal, Jun 22, 1945 Independent Liverpool, Jul 8, 1945
Liverpool, Jul 19, 1945 Independent Montreal, Aug 3, 1945
Montreal, Aug 11, 1945 Independent Seine Estuary, Aug 25, 1945
Seine Estuary, Sep 5, 1945 Independent Barry, Sep 7, 1945
Barry, Sep 16, 1945 Independent Barcelona, Sep 24, 1945

Service post WW2

I have been unable to discovery any information about her post-war service apart from changes in name and owners, and a note to say that she was grounded 1nm NW of Ras al Jidufa, Masirah Island on 13 August 1960 and was a total loss.

Barrington Court
Barrington Court as Eletric - date and location not known. [2]

Image Credits

  1. By courtesy of Clive Ketley
  2. By courtesy of Chris Howell