Category:IMO 5342295

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Ship[edit]

  • Type:
  • Design by:
  • Order date: 1934
  • Built by: Vickers Armstrong Ltd, Barrow in Furness
  • Yard No:
  • Keel laid:
  • Launch date: 04.04.1935
  • Sea trials: 15.09.1935
  • Date of completion: 18.09.1935
  • Length over all: 195.2 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 25.1 m
  • Draught: 10.2 m
  • GRT: 23,428
  • DWT:
  • NET:
  • Sail area:
  • Main engine: 6 single reduction geared steam turbines driving twin screws developing 24,000 shp.
  • Propulsion: 2 propellers.
  • Speed: 20 kn
  • Passengers & Crew: 445 First Class, 665 Tourist Class and 503 crew

History[edit]

  • 1935 Named: STRATHMORE for P&O by HRH The Duchess of York (later known as HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother). Her name derived from the title of the Duchess’s father, the Earl of Strathmore. "I name this ship Strathmore. May God bless her and all who sail in her." Flag: United Kingdom
  • 27.09.1935 Sailed on a shakedown cruise from London (Tilbury) on the bound for the Atlantic Isles, Dakar, Cadiz and Lisbon.
  • 26.10.1935 Sailed on her maiden voyage on the from London (Tilbury) bound for Bombay, India.
  • 20.02.1936 Delayed for three days in Gibraltar with engine trouble.
  • 28.03.1936 On her voyage from London to Bombay she carried the new Viceroy of India Lord Linlithgow out to Bombay and returned with his predecessor Lord Willingdon aboard.
  • 08.09.1936 In the line of fire between two Portuguese warships whose crews had mutinied off Lisbon, and loyalist guns on shore. The day’s call and shore excursions were cancelled!
  • 22.04.1937 Damaged her bow in a collision with Ballard Pier in Bombay and had to be dry docked for repairs.
  • 31.03.1940 Requisitioned by the Ministry of Shipping (later Ministry of War Transport) for service as a troop transport.
  • 15.05.1948 Returned to P&O after war service and was reconditioned by Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
  • 28.10.1949 Returned to commercial service and sailed on her first postwar voyage from London to Bombay and Australia.
  • 07.1950 Made P&O’s first postwar call at Marseilles.
  • 14.01.1953 Broke down an hour after leaving Tilbury for India and Australia. As a result she had to be towed back to Gravesend for seven days’ repairs.
  • 10.1956 Collided with the Norwegian cargo ship Baalbek off Gravesend.
  • 1961 Refitted as a one class ship accommodating 1,200 tourist class passengers.
  • 22.10.1963 Announced that she would be withdrawn from service.
  • 27.10.1963 Sailed into Southampton at the end of her final voyage for P&O.
  • 08.11.1963 Sold to John Latsis Renamed: MARIANNA LATSI for use as a pilgrim vessel and hotel ship at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Flag: Greece
  • 1966 Renamed: HENRIETTA LATSI
  • 18.04.1967 Laid up at Eleusis Bay, Greece
  • 1969 Sold to Terrestre Marittima S.p.A. of Italy for breaking up.
  • 27,05.1969 Arrived at La Spezia
  • 09.1969 Demolition commenced.
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