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Sunday, 27 June 2010

M.V.CORNCRAKE

M.V. CORNCRAKE
Ship No 351



With the end of World War 2 companies needed to rebuild and for shipping companies that meant replacing war losses.

M.V.CORNCRAKE was the first ship of a two ship order from the General Steam Navigation Company Ltd.

She was built for the coastal trade around the British Isles. She was a single screw diesel cargo vessel of 629 tons.

She had a length overall of 180 feet and a beam of 32 feet and 10 inches, and draught of 20 feet and 5 inches.

She was launched on 20th December 1945 into the peacetime waters of the River Forth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the first boat I ever dailed on when she was MV Twillingate sailed from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia now 47 years later am retired from the sea