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LONGFELLOW - Yard No 428 - Diesel Cargo Ship - Rodney Steamship Co - Built 1953

 M.V.-Longfellow

MV LONGFELLOW Ship No 428
   
Owners    Rodney Steamship Co
           
Registered     Keel Laid    
Type of Ship    Diesel Cargo Launched    26/06/1953
      Handed Over    
Ship Details          
Length Overall     Launch Details    
Length B.P.    335' 0" Weather    
Beam    50' 0" Time to Water    
Depth Mld     26' 6"      
Draught          
G.R.T.          
DWT          
           
Engines          
Props    1      
Speed          
           
Other known names        
           
Current Status        
As info becomes available on the MV LONGFELLOW it will be updated here. 
 
launching-of-M.V.Longfellow
The launch of the LONGFELLOW 1953
Ships History

Once a ship had been built and launched she then had to be out-fitted, and then complete sea trials
before being handed over to her new owners, who would look to have that ship at sea, as long as possible to pay for her build costs and of course to make the company good profits.


To this end one company may have had no requirement for a particular ship after a time and would then sell her on just like any other disposable commodity.
Hence a ship may have had a few owners and would go through many changes and names during what was hoped for a long and successful working life.

The cargo vessel LONGFELLOW was an order by the Rodney Steamship Co, Ltd. Which was in fact part of the Chine Line shipping Company who were to go on and order some of the largest ships built in the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb.


We try here to give as full an account of her history as time and research permits, if you know of missing info or you have any photographs of her, then please get in touch and we shall update her story as we go along.

 
M.V.Longfellow
Tales from the Ship

Here you will find the stories from the men and women who sailed on the ships, what was it really like to be working on a ship in a raging sea and in the pitch dark of night, the real stories some funny some sad, some good and some bad.

Dedicated to all the brave men and women who sailed the vessels from the Leith Shipyards.

So if you know any of the men or women who may have sailed on her, then please feel free to get in touch and we shall add the story here. 

 

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0 #1 Edgar Debono 2012-10-22 15:04
Was its engine a Doxford engine or some other?
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