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British Merchant Ship Denbighshire

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Pictures of Glen Line's ship Denbighshire in 1966


Captain John Knox

Denbighshsire 1966

In the English Channel

Up to 16 Passengers +2 children

A double room


London Docks 1966

As seen from Denbighshire


Post Said Egypt 1966

Unloading

Aden 1966

Denbighshire

1966

Denbighshire in Background

Aden Steamer Point 1966



Denbighshire



Manila, Philippines 1966

1966

 

Hong Kong 1966

Tied up by Holt's Warf


Lifeboat Practice


House Flag


Denbighshire was delivered in 1938 from Nederlandshe Amsterdam. She was 8,983 Tons gross. Cargo 14,700 T
 
She was part of the Malta Campaign 1942-41 part of convoys and but also made solo runs. She survived.  Glen Line lost three ships in WW2.  Breckonshire one of the ships that was also on the Malta run had a heroic end after the Battle of  Sirte Gulf, and was finally sunk at Malta after four hits from a German Ju 88.  Breckonshire was raised in 1957 taken in tow, upside down to Triest and scrapped there.
 
Denbighshire served with the pacific fleet in 1945, returned to commercial service in 1947. She was sold as scrap in 1969 after 28 years of service which was the longest of any Glen Ship.
(See Merchant Fleets:22 by Duncan Haws:  Glen and Shire Lines)
 
LINKS:
  1. Maritime Museum chapter on Glen Line
  2. Red Duster's Site on Glen line
  3. Red Dusters' page on Denbighshire
  4. Livepool's Later Years
  5. Port Cities Web Site and Glen Line
  6. Ships Picture B&W
  7. The Ships List
  8. Merchant Navy Discussion Board
  9. Merchant Navy Web Site
  10. Another better colour picture
  11. Glen Line Building The Bund, Shanghai
 
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