Category:Corfu (ship, 1931)

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Ship[edit]

  • Type: Passenger ship
  • Design by:
  • Order date: 25.06.1930
  • Built by: Alexander Stephen & Sons Glasgow
  • Yard No: 534
  • Keel laid: 09.09.1930
  • Launch date: 20.05.1931
  • Date of completion: 26.09.1931
  • Length over all: 168.4 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 21.8 m
  • Draught: m
  • GRT: 14,293
  • DWT: 8909
  • NET: 7812
  • Main engine: 6x Parsons steam turbine 14000shp, single reduction
  • Twin screw
  • Speed: 18 kn

History[edit]

  • 1931 Named: CORFU for the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company London Flag: United Kingdom
  • 14.09.1939 Requisitioned by the Admiralty for service in the Royal Navy
  • 15.09.1939 Start conversion at Harland and Wolff Ltd. After funnel removed and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser
  • 10.07.1940 Struck by the aircraft carrier HMS HERMES when escorting a convoy leaving Freetown, resulting in a 30 foot long hole in her starboard bow. Towed stern-first back into Freetown for emergency repairs.
  • 17.01.1941 Left Freetown for Calcutta for permanent repairs.
  • 08.09.1941 Repairs completed. Convoy and escort duty in the Indian Ocean.
  • 1944 Converted into a troopship
  • 1947 Returned to P&O
  • 24.03.1961 Sold to Mitsui Bussan Kaisha, Japan for demolition Renamed CORFU MARU for her delivery voyage to Japanese breakers.
  • 17.10.1961 Scrapped by Miyachi Salvage Co Ltd, at Osaka, Japan.

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