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THE FLEET 1940 TO 1959
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  1898 TO 1919   1920 TO 1939   1940 TO 1959   1960 TO 1991   SUMMARY  

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Link Name No GRT Previously Company Built Acquired Service Comm Service End Reason Notes Renamed Where are they now?
  Manchester Merchant 3 7264 1940 1940 25/02/1943 Enemy action Torpedoed & sunk in Convoy ON 166, by U628 45º10"N 43º23"W, E of Cape Race - 36 lost
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Manchester Trader 3 7363 1941 1941 1963 Breakers 05/1963 Split
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Belwoods Park 7149 Managed Ministry of War Transport, UK 1943 1943 1943 1946 Returned Returned to Canadian Government  Brookhurst

Renamed Galicia.

1967 Scrapped at Mihara, Japan

Photographs
Manchester Shipper 2 7881 1943 1943 1969 Breakers 04/1970 Trieste
  Riverdale Park 7149 Managed Ministry of War Transport, UK 1943 1943 1943 1946 Returned Returned to Canadian Government  Tridale

Renamed Harrier Renamed Java Steer

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Westmount Park 7149 Managed Ministry of War Transport, UK 1943 1943 1943 1946 Returned Returned to Canadian Government  Nordicstar

27/12/56 Disappeared at sea. Last reported 44N 38W (approx) West of Ushant. 23/01/57: Posted missing

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Manchester Regiment 2 7638 1947 1947 1968 Sold Panama Azure Coast II 1971 Sold to Li-Ho Shipping, Singapore. 1971 Sold & renamed Pu Gor Singapore. 22/12/1971 Broken up Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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Manchester Merchant 4 7651 1951 1951 1967 Sold Liberia Clio

13.2.1972. 700 mls off Angola 10º 18"S 1º 45"W after fire on passage Chittagong to Rotterdam.14/12/1972 Abandoned & presumed sunk 5º 21"S 5º 07"W

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Manchester Explorer 1805 1952 1952 1963 Sold Crosbie Shipping Co, St John's NF C A Crosbie 1968 Sold to Panagos Shipping Co. Cyprus. Renamed Panagiotis L, Greek. 1971 Sold & renamed Ypermachos, Cypriot.1973. Sold & renamed Emilia. 1974 Laid up Piraeus. 1980 Renamed Tassos. 12.1980 Broken up at Salamis, Greece.
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Manchester Pioneer 1805 1952 1952 1963 Sold Lengthened 40ft by Mcr Dry Docks in 1960. Greece Cyprian Med 1969 Renamed Agios Antonios, Greek. Renamed Elenitsa, Greek. 30/07/1971 Broken up in Perama, Greece
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Manchester Spinner 3 7814 1952 1952 1968 Sold

Estia Cia Nay S.A.Panama.

Greek Flag

Estia

Sank 1845 hrs on 25/11/1971, 6º 10' N 53º 54'W on passage from Moorhead City to Brazil. Violent engine room explosion, no loss of life

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Manchester Prospector 1400 Vigor S Ugelstad, Oslo Sweden 1948 1953 1953 1960 Sold Chr. M. Sarlis & Co. Greece Georgios

1971 Reported broken up. 1972 Sold to Lassa Special Shipping, Patras.Renamed Agios Nectarios L, Greek. 1976 Sold to Nicolau Nikolaos, Piraeus. 1991 Deleted from Lloyd's Register.

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Manchester Mariner 2 7580 1955 1955 1968 Sold

Mira Cia Nay S.A.Panama.

Greek flag

Ira 1974 Sold & renamed Panday Ira, Philipine. Laid up Pireaus Greece July 1971. 05/1977 Broken up, Manila.
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Manchester Vanguard 1 1662 1956 1956 1963 Sold General Steam Navigation Co Sheldrake

1964 Sold & renamed Bat Golan, Israel. 1964 Sold & renamed Woodchuck, Panama, 1965 Sold & renamed Selatan Maru, Singapore.1981Sold & renamed Wihar 1. 06/06/1985 Broken up by Fu Mow, Hong Kong

Photographs Manchester Venture 1 1662 1956 1956 1961 Sold General Steam Navigation Co

Philomel

Renamed Bat Tiran, Israeli. 06/08/1972 Cargo explosion and fire off Kataloko on - 1 lost. 10/08/1972 Total loss beached 3 miles off Katakola Harbour, Gulf of Lakonikos
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Manchester Faith 1 4459 1959 1959 1970 Sold

1965/6 Chartered to Cairn Thompson Line as Cairnesk. Sold to Alimos Shipping Co. Liberian flag.

Ilkon Tak

1978 Sold & renamed Chryseis. 03/06/1983 Broken up by Jilani, Gadani Beach, Pakistan.

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Manchester Fame 4462 1959 1959 1970 Sold 1965/6 Chartered to Cairn Thompson Line as CairnglenSold to Alimos Shipping Co. Liberian flag. Ilkon Niki

1979 Sold & renamed Efi. 1980. Sold & renamed Panagis K. 23/01/1981 Damaged in collision with North Wave, whilst laid up in Alexandra. 1986 Broken up in Alexandria.

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Manchester Miller 2 9296 1959 1959 1970 Fire damaged Caught fire & sunk by New York Fire Dept. Converted to CS Manchester Quest  
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