Elbe Ore

The entry into the bulk carrier trade by B&C was perhaps a reaction to the Company's malaise.   

Clan Line was facing increased competition on their Indian routes from indigenous Indian shipping, passenger numbers on Union-Castle mail ships were greatly reduced and falling, they simply could not compete with air travel.

In fact the whole B&C empire was one of companies that had either lost, or was in the process of losing their trade.   

Hector Whaling, South American Saint, Bowaters, all either defunct or simply names used for trading.    

Vessel

Built

Years in Service

Tonnage


Elbe Ore



1967


1974 transferred to King Line and renamed King Richard


39051

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type


309977


Burmeister & Wain

Copenhagen


Burmeister & Wain

Copenhagen


Diesel 8 Cyl

Burmeister & Wain

HP


16800 BHP

Screws


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