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PW1175 S.S Corinthic

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PW1175 S.S Corinthic
Built by Cammell Laird & Co Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd,Birkenhead for Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd of London.

15,682 grt          Length:559.8feet        Breadth:71.2feet        Depth:40.7feet
Powered by six Steam Turbines producing 18,400shp built by Cammell Laird, which were geared to two propellers producing a speed of 17 knots,the ship carried  85 first class passengers and cargo spaces capable of 532,000 cubic feet refrigerated and 150,000 cubic feet for general cargo.
Allocated yard No:1175 her keel was laid on15th April 1945,and launched 30th May 1946 by Mrs William Douglas daughter of the High Commissioner for New Zealand.
Whilst fitting out fire broke out aboard during January 1947 and at one stage she had a 15-20 degree list to starboard,despite this she was completed on time and handed over on the contracted date.She was also the largest vessel completed at that time since World War 2.

Trials took place on 26th March 1947 and she was handed over to her owners on 31st March 1947.
Her maiden voyage on12th April 1947 was from Liverpool to New Zealand via South Africa and Australia returning via Panama.
Corinthic was the first of four similar ships,her nearest sister Athenic was built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast,Ceramic was also built at Birkenhead, whilst Gothic was built on the River Tyne.
Lairds were to play a major role in the these vessels, as they also carried out the conversions on Gothic when she was adapted as a temporary Royal Yacht pending the introduction of Britannia in 1953.
She had a career of 22 years being sold to China Steel Corporation arriving at Kaohsuing on 23rd October 1969.
With acknowledgement to “Ships in Focus”
This illustration is one of a series of Cammell Laird built Ships.

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