King James (2)



Years in Service


King James (2)


Built by Short Brothers Ltd., Sunderland   

ex- Empire Duchess Built for Ministry of War Transport, ex- Braemar Castle 1949, 1950 purchased from Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd renamed King James, 1958 sold to Cambay Prince S.S. Co., Hong Kong and renamed Tyne Breeze (John Manners & Co. as managers),

1963 sold to Cathay Trader Steam Ship Co., Hong Kong renamed Cathay Trader, 1964 sold to Pacific Pearl Navigation Co., Hong Kong and renamed Pearl Light, 1966 sold to Marikar Navigation & Agencies Ltd of Hong Kong renamed Habib Marikar, 3rd November

1967 suffered an engine failure while on a voyage from Hong Kong to Chittagong and went ashore on Lincoln Island in position 16.30N 112.50E becoming a total loss.


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