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Brocklebank Line Ships (4)

Manipur (1945)

Manipur (1945)
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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 461
Official Number 168900
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 8,559
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

Additional Construction Information

  • Cruiser stern
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo-sounding equipment
  • Fitted with gyro compass

Career Highlights

Date Event
29 May 1945 Launched
December 1945 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 Taken to Whampoa for breaking 6 January 1967.

Manipur (1964)

Manipur (1964)
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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 Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.
Shipyard Dundee
Country where built UK
Yard Number 540
Official Number 306479
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 5,149
Deadweight (DWT) 7470
Net Tonnage 2,658
Length 437 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 60.3 Ft
Depth 37.5 Ft
Draught 24.7 Ft
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details Sulzer type 2SA 7 cylinders with bore 650mm and stroke 1250mm
Engine Builder John Brown & Co. (Clydebank) Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Clydebank
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 17

Career Highlights

Date Event
28 January 1964 Launched
September 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 SS Co Ltd as Ivernia. Change of name to Manipur 1970 and lengthened, change of name to Concordia Manipur 1971, change of name to Manipur 1971, change of name to Philippa and owner to Cia Naviera Philippa SA 1977. Taken to Chittagong 9 February 1985 for breaking by Rahman Ship Breakers.

Markhor

Markhor
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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 Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd.
Shipyard Govan
Country where built UK
Yard Number 678
Official Number 303872
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 6,178
Deadweight (DWT) 10950
Net Tonnage 3,029
Length 480.11 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 63.4 Ft
Depth 24.10 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details Sulzer oil engine. 2SA with 7 cylinders
Engine Builder Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd
Engine Builder Works Kelvinhaugh
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 10,000 bhp
Maximum Speed 16.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
11 October 1962 Launched
January 1963 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 1976, change of owner to Eggar Forrester (Holdings) Ltd. 1976, change of owner to Magnifico Shipping Corporation 1981, change of name to Kara Unicorn 1982. Taken to Dalian for breaking 1 June 1984.

Marwarri

Marwarri
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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 Glasggow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 417
Official Number 164263
Call Sign MBVY
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 8,067
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,816
Length 471.6 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 67.2 Ft
Depth 32.3 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details 3 steam turbines SR geared to one drive shaft
Engine Builder D. Rowan & Co Ltd
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 4 single-ended boilers operating at 250 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 1,150 MN
Maximum Speed 14.5

Additional Construction Information

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

Career Highlights

Date Event
16 May 1935 Launched
July 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 Broken Up
Service History Information Taken to Hong Kong 29 May 1963 for breaking by Leung Yau Co. Work began 10 June 1963.

Masirah

Masirah
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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 511
Official Number 187153
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 8,553
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 2,067
Length 497 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 63.4 Ft
Depth 20.6 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details 2 steam turbines SR 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 8,000 shp
Maximum Speed 15.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
23 October 1956 Launched
February 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 Change of owner to Cunard SS Co Ltd 1968, change of name to Eurysthenes and owner to Cia Maritima San Basilio SA 1972. Wrecked at Calantas Rock, San Bernardino Strait on 25 April 1974. Taken to Kaohsiung 3 October 1974 for breaking by Pai Chou Steel.

Maskeliya

Maskeliya
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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 Glen Yard
Country where built UK
Yard Number 496
Official Number 185491
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 7,350
Deadweight (DWT) 8925
Net Tonnage 1,866
Length 472 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 59.5 Ft
Depth 21.4 Ft
Draught 21.3 Ft
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details 3 steam turbines driving a single shaft
Engine Builder David Rowan & Co
Engine Builder Works Govan
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 5,750 shp
Maximum Speed 15

Career Highlights

Date Event
10 December 1953 Launched
July 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 owner to Cunard SS Co Ltd 1968, change of name to Ocean Joy and owner to Ocean Sg & Enterprises (Panama) SA 1969. Taken to Kaohsiung 8 August 1972 for breaking by Han Tai Steel & Iron Works. Work began 15 November 1972.

Matangi

Matangi
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers Port Line Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff
Shipyard Belfast
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1631
Official Number 302814
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 9,040
Deadweight (DWT) 10454
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 143.4 Metres
Overall Length 152.5 Metres
Breadth or Beam 20.7 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 17

Career Highlights

Date Event
31 May 1961 Launched
20 October 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 Completed for Port Line Ltd as Port St. Lawrence. Change of name to Matangi and owner to Cunard SS Co Ltd 1975, transferred to Brocklebank Line 1976 (hence inclusion on this page), change of name to Nordave and owner to Armier Sg Co Ltd 1982. Taken to Gadani Beach 30 April 1983 for breaking by Zulfiquar Metals.

Matheran

Matheran
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Lithgows Ltd
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 706
Official Number 140643
Call Sign GSCW
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 7,653
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,652
Length 470.3 Ft
Overall Length 489.5 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 Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double-ended and one auxiliary boiler operating at 200 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 800 nhp
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
15 March 1919 Launched
August 1919 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 sunk on 19 October 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-38 at postion 57° 00' N, 17° 00' W whilst en route from New York to Liverpool carrying iron, zinc, grain and general cargo. Details of those that lost their lives can be found on the Benjidog Tower Hill website HERE.

Mathura (1920)

Mathura (1920)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Charles Connell & Company
Shipyard Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 377
Official Number 143690
Call Sign GCXQ
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 8,890
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 5,480
Length 480.5 Ft
Overall Length 501 Ft
Breadth or Beam 63.9 Ft
Depth 35.6 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details 2 steam turbines DR geared to one drive shaft
Engine Builder D. Rowan & Co
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double-ended and 2 single-ended boilers operating at 200 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 1,147 MN
Maximum Speed 13.5

Additional Construction Information

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

Career Highlights

Date Event
18 May 1920 Launched
December 1920 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 Shortened in 1935. Change of name to Thumara and owner to Harris & Dixon Ltd 1959. Taken to Kawajiri for breaking 10 September 1959.

Mathura (1959)

Mathura (1959)
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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 520
Official Number 301327
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 8,782
Deadweight (DWT) 10, 430
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 497 Ft
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 63.5 Ft
Depth 20.6 Ft
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details Two steam turbines DR geared
Engine Builder David Rowan & Co
Engine Builder Works Govan
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 8,000 shp
Maximum Speed 16

Career Highlights

Date Event
7 September 1959 Launched
January 1960 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 Eurytion and owner to Cia Maritima San Basilio SA 1972, change of owner to Ta Chi Nav (Panama) Corp SA 1974, change of name to Alwaha and owner to Al Mouaket Sg & Tdg Co Ltd 1977. The vessel caught fire at Aden in September 1977 and was laid up for a year. Taken to Gadani Beach 15 March 1979 for breaking by Pakistan Molasses Co. Work began 3 March 1981.


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