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Yard No. 640
ss CANTERBURY



Yard Number 640 was named CANTERBURY when launched on Thursday 06/12/1900 by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton for South Eastern & Chatham Railway Co London

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1901
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 561grt 144nrt (later 602grt 233nrt)
Length: 195.4ft
Breadth: 28.1ft

Owner History:
South Eastern & Chatham Railway Co, London
1923 Southern Railway Co, London
1926 Lord Moyne (W E Guinness)
1938 Crete Shipping Co Ltd, London
1938 Sark Motorships Ltd, Guernsey
1946 W J Brown (for Worms & Co)
Shell Co of Venezuela Ltd (mng Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd), London
1947 Caribbean Petroleum Co, Venezuela
1949 Shell Caribbean Petroleum Co, Maracaibo
1951 J M Perez Hermanos, Venezuela


Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by 2 x T3cy 148nhp 15kn 2scr

Other names she bore were: ARPHA (1926). Her last recorded name was CORIANO (1947)

CANTERBURY arrived for scrapping on 28/10/1955

Additional Information:
1926 converted to yacht
1938 reverted to passenger service
1939/1945 requisitioned as armed boarding vessel in red Sea and Mediterranean; sold in Malta
1947/1950 carried cargo and passengers during refinery construction
Broken up at Bordentown NJ by North American Smelting Co.

Photo supplied by Builders
Previous update by Stuart Cameron