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Booth Line Ships (1)

Alban

Alban
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo/Passenger Ship
Original Owners and Managers Booth SS Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Col
Shipyard Dundee
Country where built UK
Yard Number 235
Official Number 135600
Call Sign GRJW
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 5,223
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3262
Length 375.2 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 51.7 Ft
Depth 29.7 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Three cylinders of bore 25 1/2", 41", 68" and stroke 48"
Engine Builder Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Col
Engine Builder Works Dundee
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 180 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 466 NHP
Maximum Speed 11

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 steel decks
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
11 March 1914 Launched
July 1914 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 Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information Change of name to Zena and owner to Ugo Musso 1936. She was sunk on 11 October 1941 by an aerial torpedo fired by a Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm at a position 34°52' N, 12°22'E - South of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean.

Anselm

Anselm
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo/Passenger Ship
Original Owners and Managers Booth SS Co.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder W. Denny & Bros.
Shipyard Dumbarton
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1276
Official Number 164275
Call Sign GYPF
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 5,954
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3,609
Length 412.3 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 55.5 Ft
Depth 25.8 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details Three steam turbines SR geared to a single shaft
Engine Builder W. Denny & Bros
Engine Builder Works Dumbarton
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 250 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 696 NHP
Maximum Speed 14

Additional Construction Information

  • I deck and shelter deck with 3rd deck except in aft hold
  • Cruiser stern
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
15 October 1935 Launched
December 1935 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 Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information Sunk on 5 July 1941 by two torpedoes fired by German submarine U-96 at position 44° 25' N 28° 35' W. She was used as a troop ship during the war. The losses of four men are recorded on the Tower Hill memorial - the panel can be seen on the Benjidog Tower Hill website HERE.

Boniface

Boniface
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Booth SS Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Hawthorne Leslie & Co. Ltd
Shipyard Hebburn, Newcastle
Country where built UK
Yard Number 554
Official Number 149685
Call Sign GNSK
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 4,928
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3,077
Length 407.8 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 53.8 Ft
Depth 26 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Triple expansion steam engine with cylinders of bore 24 1/2", 48 1/2", 73" with stroke 51" and low pressure turbine with DR gearing and hydraulic coupling
Engine Builder Hawthorne Leslie & Co. Ltd
Engine Builder Works Hebburn, Newcastle
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 215 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 680 MN
Maximum Speed 12.5

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 steel decks and shelter deck
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
4 May 1928 Launched
July 1928 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 Browning and owner to Lamport & Holt Line Ltd. 1949, change of name to Sannicola and owner to Cia de Vaporese Niques SA 1951, change of name to Mizuho Maru and owner to Muko Kisen KK 1951. Taken to Mukaishima for breaking 28 February 1961.

Basil

Basil
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Booth SS Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Hebburn, Newcastle
Country where built UK
Yard Number 553
Official Number 149671
Call Sign GNSJ
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 4,913
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3,072
Length 407.9 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 53.8 Ft
Depth 26 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Triple expansion steam engine with cylinders of bore 24 1/2", 43 1/2", 78" and stroke 51"
Engine Builder Hawthorn Leslie & Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Hebburn, Newcastle
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 215 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 600 MN
Maximum Speed 12

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 steel decks and shelter deck
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
28 January 1928 Launched
March 1928 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 Wrecked
Service History Information Change of name to Parthenon and owner to Parthenon Sg Co SA 1950. Parthenon ran aground and was wrecked off Bavawapadin near Vizagapatam on a voyage from Calcutta to Cochin and Bombay with general cargo on the 20th May 1951.

Clement

Clement
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Booth SS Co. Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Cammell, Laird & Co.
Shipyard Birkenhead
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1000
Official Number 162414
Call Sign MBBL
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 5,051
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3,082
Length 412.2 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 55.7 Ft
Depth 26 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Triple expansion steam engine with cylinders of bore 24 1/2", 40 1/2", 67" and stroke 51". Low pressure turbine with DR gearing and hydraulic coupling.
Engine Builder Cammell, Laird & Co.
Engine Builder Works Birkenhead
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 220 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 652 NHP
Maximum Speed 13

Additional Construction Information

  • 1 deck and shelter deck. 3rd deck except in Nos 5 and 6 holds
  • Cruiser stern
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding equipment
  • Equipped to carry vegetable oil in a deep tank

Career Highlights

Date Event
11 October 1934 Launched
December 1934 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 Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information The vessel was intercepted by German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and sunk by gunfire on 30 September 1939 after her crew and passengers were taken off as prisoners of war.

Crispin (1935)

Crispin (1935)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Booth SS Co. Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Cammell, Laird & Co.
Shipyard Birkenhead
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1001
Official Number 164256
Call Sign GYDZ
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 5,051
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3,082
Length 412.2 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 55.7 Ft
Depth 26 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Triple expansion steam engine with cylinders of bore 24 1/2", 40 1/2", 67" and stroke 51". Low pressure turbine with DR gearing and hydraulic coupling.
Engine Builder Cammell, Laird & Co.
Engine Builder Works Birkenhead
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 220 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 608 NHP
Maximum Speed 13

Additional Construction Information

  • 1 deck and shelter deck. 3rd deck except in Nos 5 and 6 holds
  • Cruiser stern
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding equipment
  • Equipped to carry vegetable oil in a deep tank

Career Highlights

Date Event
7 December 1934 Launched
March 1935 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 Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information Crispin was requistioned by the Admiralty and converted to the ocean boarding vessel HMS Crispin, armed with two 6in guns and some light AA-guns in August 1940. She was hit in the engine room by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-107 on 3 April 1941 at position 56° 38' N, 20° 05' W. She was abandoned and sank the following day at position 56°52' N 20° 22' W. There were 20 dead and 121 survivors.

Crispin (1956)

Crispin (1956)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Booth SS Co. Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Van Duijvendijk's
Shipyard Lekkerkerk
Country where built Netherlands
Yard Number Z64
Official Number 124098
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society Lloyd's Register
Gross Tonnage 1,593
Deadweight (DWT) 2580
Net Tonnage N/K
Length N/K
Overall Length 95.4 Metres
Breadth or Beam 13.5 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 14.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
11 August 1956 Launched
November 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 Enlarged to length 109 Metres/100.3 Metres, GRT 1,816/ DWT 3,205 1964. The photo appears to have been taken before enlargement as later photos show the vessel with 4 derricks rather than the 2 that appear here. Change of name to Ana and owner to Armadora Maritima Salvadorefia SA 1974, change of name to Andino and owner to Intercontinental Maritima SA 1956. Taken to Callao for breaking 1993 - deleted from Lloyd's Register 1997.

Cyril

Cyril
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Booth Shippping Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Van Duijvendijk's
Shipyard Lekkerkerk
Country where built Netherlands
Yard Number Z75
Official Number 301373
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 1,535
Deadweight (DWT) 3163
Net Tonnage N/K
Length N/K
Overall Length 95.3 Metres
Breadth or Beam 13.5 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 14.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
14 December 1960 Launched
March 1961 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 The vessel was built for Booth SS Co. Ltd. as Sheridan. In 1964 she was chartered to Lamport & Holt Line after being enlarged to length 109 Metres/100.3 Meters and 1,765 GRT/3,214 DWT. Her name was changed to Cyril in 1968. Change of owner to Panama Sg. Co. Inc. 1973, change of name to Angie and owner to Ocean Breeze Cia Naviera SA 1978, change of name to Amalia and owner to Aegaeus Maritime Co SA 1979, change of name to Wes Point and owner to Wes Line Co. Ltd. SA 1979, change of name to Tomoh Satu and owner to Perkapalan Sri Tomoh Sdn Bhd 1984, change of owner to Baik SA 1991. In the photo she carries the emblem of Booth Line but bears the name Cyril so presumably retained the Booth emblem during the period of charter to Lamport & Holt. She was taken to Singapore 26 May 1993 for breaking by Natsteel Shipbreakers.

Denis

Denis
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Booth SS Co. Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Pickersgill
Shipyard Southwick
Country where built UK
Yard Number 316
Official Number 182479
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 2,990
Deadweight (DWT) 4915
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 102.3 Metres
Overall Length 109 Metres
Breadth or Beam 15.5 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam 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 10

Career Highlights

Date Event
15 December 1948 Launched
March 1949 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 Akrogiali and owner to Vasmanto Sg. Co. SA 1967. Taken to Perama 15 February 1972 for breaking by Margaritis & Sartamouns.

Dominic

Dominic
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Rederiet Ocean A/S
Country First Registered Denmark
Shipbuilder Aalborg Vaerft
Shipyard Aalborg
Country where built Denmark
Yard Number 95
Official Number 317019
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 3,314
Deadweight (DWT) 3800
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 87.9 Metres
Overall Length 92.5 Metres
Breadth or Beam 14.1 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 12.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
30 June 1953 Launched
6 November 1953 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 Sunk/foundered (Peacetime)
Service History Information Built for Rederiet Ocean A/S as Jonna Dan. Change of name to Makati and owner to Austasia Line Ltd. 1964, change of name to Dominic and owner to Booth Line Ltd. 1967 - at which time she was enlarged to length 128 Metres/118.9 Metres and 4,584GRT/5,838 DWT. Change of name to Dominica and owner to Ring Sg. Enterprises Corp. 1975, change of name to Trojan and owner to Carl Sg Enterprises Corp. 1976, change of name to Ragnar and owner to Nikki Maritime Ltd. 1981. Foundered at position 32° 52' N 47° 26' W 18 September 1982 whilst en route from Cuba to Libya with a cargo of cement.


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