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Yard No. 436

Yard Number 436 was named TALTHYBIUS when launched on Tuesday 07/11/1911 by Scotts Greenock for Ocean Steam Ship Co (Alfred Holt) Liverpool

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1912
Ship Type: Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 10254 grt
Length: 506 feet
Breadth: 60.3 feet

Owner History:
Ocean Steam Ship Co. (Alfred Holt), Liverpool
1942 Japanese Government
1945 Min of Transport (A.Holt)

Other names she bore were: TARUYASU MARU (1942). Her last recorded name was EMPIRE EVENLODE (1945)

TALTHYBIUS arrived for scrapping on 07/09/1949

Additional Information: A ship with three lives She was bombed and sunk on 06/02/1942 at Singapore and was raised and salvaged by the Japanese, then on 30/06/1945 she struck a mine and sank, and was again salvaged, this time by the British and went on for four years under the Ministry of Transport.

Scrapped in 1949 it seems an ignominious end for such a lucky (?) ship!
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