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Brocklebank Line Ships (2)

Mahronda (1925)

Mahronda (1925)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder William Hamilton & Co.
Shipyard Glen yard
Country where built Uk
Yard Number 390
Official Number 147329
Call Sign GLTJ
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 7,926
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,889
Length 470.1 Ft
Overall Length 489.5 Ft
Breadth or Beam 62.1 Ft
Depth 32.2 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details 2 steam turbines SR geared to a single drive shaft
Engine Builder D. Rowan & Co Ltd
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 4 single-ended boilers operating at 200 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 1,047 nhp
Maximum Speed 13

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 decks and 3rd deck in No. 1 hold
  • Cruiser stern
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo-sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
18 June 1925 Launched
October 1925 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 11 June 1942 by torpedo fired by Japanese submarine I-20 at position 14° 37" S 40° 58" E whilst en route from Liverpool to Karachi with stores and a general cargo.

Mahronda (1963)

Mahronda
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Cunard SS Co Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Shipyard West yard, South Shields
Country where built UK
Yard Number 613
Official Number 306471
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 5,586
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 2,658
Length 436.9 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 60.3 Ft
Depth 24.7 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details Sulzer type, 2SA, 7cyl of bore 680mm and stroke 1250mm
Engine Builder Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineers) Ltd,
Engine Builder Works Newcastle
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 7594bhp
Maximum Speed 17

Career Highlights

Date Event
17 October 1963 Launched
February 1964 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 Cunard as Saxonia. Change of name to Mahronda 1970. Lengthened by an additional hold to 516.9ft by Swan Hunter Shiprepair Ltd - the new section was built by Swan Hunter Shiprepair at North Shields. Change of name to Concordia Foss 1972, change of name back to Mahronda 1972, change of name to New Deer and owner to Sin Chiao Sg Pte Ltd 1977, change of owner to Chung Chiao Sg Pte Ltd 1978.

Mahseer

Mahseer
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder William Hamilton & Co.
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 475
Official Number 182450
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 8,945
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,973
Length 508.5 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 67 Ft
Depth 27.9 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details 3 steam turbines SR geared to a single screw shaf.
Engine Builder David Rowan & Co.
Engine Builder Works Govan
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 6,875 SHP
Maximum Speed 15

Career Highlights

Date Event
24 June 1948 Launched
November 1948 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 owner to Cunard SS Co. Ltd. 1968. Taken to Gadani Beach 16 June 1975 for breaking by Gadani Shipbreaking Co.

Mahsud (1917)

Mahsud (1917)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Russell & Co
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built Uk
Yard Number 696
Official Number 140553
Call Sign GSCP
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 7,540
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,631
Length 470.4 Ft
Overall Length 490.7 Ft
Breadth or Beam 58.2 Ft
Depth 32.1 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 28", 47.5", 80" and stroke 54"
Engine Builder J. G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Greenock
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double-ended and one single-ended boiler operating at 200 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 772 MN
Maximum Speed 12

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 steel decks and 3rd deck in No. 1 hold
  • Cruiser stern
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo-sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
29 September 1917 Launched
December 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 Change of name to Cassian Mariner and owner to Ocean Tramp Tankers Corp 1955, change of name to Pacific Mariner and owner to Pacifico Union Marina Corp 1956. Taken to Osaka for breaking 25 April 1959

Mahsud (1943)

Mahsud (1943)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers British Government
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd
Shipyard Vancouver
Country where built Canada
Yard Number 117
Official Number 168460
Call Sign BKSD
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 7,126
Deadweight (DWT) 10000
Net Tonnage 4,268
Length 424.6 Ft
Overall Length 439.6 Ft
Breadth or Beam 57.2 Ft
Depth 34.9 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 24.5", 37", 70" and stroke 48"
Engine Builder Dominion Engineering Works Ltd
Engine Builder Works Montreal
Engine Builder Country Canada
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 220 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 505 MN
Maximum Speed N/K

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 decks and cruiser stern
  • Part electric welded construction
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo-sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
N/K Launched
6 April 1943 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 the British Government as Fort Enterprise. Change of name to Tavistock and owner to Tavistock Sg Co Ltd 1951, change of name to Southwick and owner to Island Sg Co Ltd 1952, change of name to Mahsud and owner to T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd, change of name to Marine Traveller and owner to Grand Sg Co Ltd 1961, change of name to Bandahara and owner to The Herald Sg Co Ltd 1962, change of name to Otone 1964. Taken to Hirao 9 April 1966 for breaking by Matsukura Kaiji KK.

Maidan

Maidan
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder William Hamilton & Co.
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 464
Official Number 181030
Call Sign GDND
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 8,362
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 485.9 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 62.7 Ft
Depth 32.3 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details 2 steam turbines DR geared to a single drive shaft
Engine Builder David Rowan & Co.,
Engine Builder Works Govan
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 15

Career Highlights

Date Event
21 March 1946 Launched
August 1946 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 owner to Cunard SS Co Ltd 1968, change of name to Pretty and owner to Pretty Cia Naviera SA 1969, change of name to Taighetos and owner to Witty Cia Naviera SA 1972. Taken to Kaohsiung 28 August 1972 for breaking by Yi Ho Steel Enterprise Corp. Work began 11 September 1972

Maihar (1917)

Maihar (1917)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Russell & Co
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 695
Official Number 140518
Call Sign GSCL
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 7,563
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,657
Length 470.4 Ft
Overall Length 490.5 Ft
Breadth or Beam 58.2 Ft
Depth 32.1 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 28", 47.5", 80" and stroke 54"
Engine Builder J. G. Kincaid Ltd
Engine Builder Works Greenock
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double-ended boilers and 1 single-ended boiler operating at 200psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 800 MN
Maximum Speed 12

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 steel decks and 3rd deck in No. 1 hold and cruiser stern
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo-sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
16 April 1917 Launched
June 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 Change of name to Capella and owner to Eastbound Tankers Corp 1961. Taken to Hirao for breaking 24 May 1962.

Maihar (1968)

Maihar (1968)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Lindholmens Varv
Shipyard Gothenburg
Country where built Sweden
Yard Number 1105
Official Number 334238
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 9,416
Deadweight (DWT) 11846
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 143.3 Metres
Overall Length 153.9 Metres
Breadth or Beam 19.3 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 18.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
19 December 1967 Launched
May 1968 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 owner to Cunard SS Co Ltd 1968, change of name to Garnet and owner to Garnet Maritime SA 1978. Collided with Molaventure 9 December 1981 7 miles off Port Said and beached at position 31° 19" 42' N 32° 20" E. She was en route from Rostock to Saigon.

Maipura

Maipura
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder William Hamilton & Co.
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 488
Official Number 185430
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 9,748
Deadweight (DWT) 12000
Net Tonnage 5,610
Length 508.5 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 67 Ft
Depth 27.9 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details 3 Steam turbines SR geared to a single drive shaft
Engine Builder David Rowan & Co.,
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 6,250 shp
Maximum Speed 15

Career Highlights

Date Event
28 December 1951 Launched
April 1952 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 owner to Cunard SS Co Ltd 1968, change of name to Liberty Retailer and owner to Liberty Nav Co SA 1972. Taken to Kaohsiung 24 February 1973 for breaking by Nan Kwang Steel & Iron Co Ltd.

Makalla

Makalla
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Robert Duncan & Co
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 331
Official Number 140595
Call Sign GSCT
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 6,677
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,178
Length 445 Ft
Overall Length 462 Ft
Breadth or Beam 58.2 Ft
Depth 31.2 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 26.5", 45", 75" and stroke 54"
Engine Builder Clyde SB & E Co
Engine Builder Works Port Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 1 single-ended boiler operating at 20 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 701 nhp
Maximum Speed 12

Additional Construction Information

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

Career Highlights

Date Event
28 June 1918 Launched
October 1918 Completed
Makalla
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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 Bombed and sunk by aircraft on 23 August 1940 at position 58° 17" N 02° 27" W whilst en route from London to Calcutta with a general cargo. Details of those that lost their lives can be found on the Benjidog Tower Hill Memorial website HERE.

Malabar

Malabar
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers British Government
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Jones Construction
Shipyard Brunswick
Country where built USA
Yard Number 123
Official Number 169814
Call Sign MYPZ
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 7,253
Deadweight (DWT) 10865
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 126.8 Metres
Overall Length 134..6 Metres
Breadth or Beam 17.3 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 24.5", 37", 70" and stroke 48"
Engine Builder Filer & Stowell Co
Engine Builder Works Milwaukee
Engine Builder Country USA
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 11

Additional Construction Information

  • Electric welded construction
  • 2 decks and cruiser stern
  • Fitted for oil fuel
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo-sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
9 December 1943 Launched
December 1943 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 Laid down as Patrick H. Morrissey for the US Government, completed as Samdee for the British Government, change of name to Malabar and owner to T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd 1947, change of name to Omonia and owner to Omonia Cia Naviera SA 1961. Taken to Hirao August 1967 for breaking by Matsukura Maritime Co Ltd.


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