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SS Edenhurst
Career
Name: Edenhurst (1930–37)
Ilves (1937–39)
Glückauf (1939–40)
Warnow (1940–45)
Empire Conleven (1945–46)
Alexandr Parkhomenko(1946–60)
Owner: Hartlepool Steamship Co Ltd (1930–37)
Fartygs Ab Ilves Laiva Oy (1937–39)
Glückauf Kohlenhandels GmbH (1939–40)
Warnow Reederei GmbH (1940)
Kriegsmarine (1940–45)
Ministry of War Transport (1945)
Ministry of Transport (1945–46)
Soviet Government (1946– )
Operator: Magee, Son & Co Ltd (1930–37)
Ab John Dahlberg OY (1937–39)
Glückauf Kohlenhandels GmbH (1939–40)
Warnow Reederei GmbH (1940)
Kriegsmarine (1940–45)
Ministry of War Transport (1945)
Ministry of Transport (1945–46)
Sakhalin Shipping (1946–60)
Port of registry: United Kingdom Wsr Hartlepool (1930–37)
Finland Helsingfors (1937–39)
Nazi Germany Rostock (1939–40)
Nazi Germany Rostock (1940–45)
United Kingdom London (1945–46)
Soviet Union Soviet Union (1946–60)
Builder: Furness Shipbuilding Co,
Yard number: 179
Launched: 5 June 1930
Completed: June 1930
Identification: Code Letters LGDP (1930–34)
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Code Letters MPVQ (1934–37)
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Code Letters OFBV (1937–39)
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Code Letters GSMY (1945–46)
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United Kingdom Official Number 160766 (1930–37, 1945–46)
Finnish Official Number 836 (1937–39)
Fate: Deleted from shipping register in 1960
General characteristics
Class & type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 1,596 GRT
954 NRT
Length: 245 ft 3 in (74.75 m)
Beam: 39 ft 4 in (11.99 m)
Depth: 19 ft 0 in (5.79 m)
Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine
Propulsion: Screw propellor

Edenhurst was a cargo ship that was built in 1930 by Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees for British owners. She was sold in 1937 to Finnish owners and renamed Ilves. In 1939, she was sold to German owners and renamed Glückauf. In 1940 she was sold and renamded Warnow and was requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine in that year. She was seized by the Allies in Rendsburg in May 1945, passed to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and renamed Empire Conleven. In 1946, she was allocated to the Soviet Government and renamed Alexandr Parkhomenko (Александр Пархоменко). The ship was deleted from Lloyd's Register in 1960.

Description

The ship was built in 1930 as yard number 179 by Furness Shipbuilding Co, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.[1]

The ship was 245 feet 3 inches (74.75 m) long, with a beam of 39 feet 4 inches (11.99 m). She had a depth of 19 feet 0 inches (5.79 m). The ship had a GRT of 1,596 and a NRT of 934.[2] Her DWT was 2,743.[3]

The ship was propelled by a triple expansion steam engine, which had cylinders of 18 inches (46 cm), 30 inches (76 cm) and 50 inches (130 cm) diameter by 33 inches (84 cm) stroke. The engine was built by Blair & Co 91926) Ltd, Stockton on Tees.[2]

History

Edenhurst was built for Hartlepool Steamship Co Ltd, Hartlepool.[1] Her port of registry was West Hartlepool. The Code Letters LGDP and United Kingdom Official Number 160766 were allocated.[2] She was placed under the management of Magee, Son & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool.[1] On 21 January 1932, Edenhurst was in collision with the Dutch motor vessel Catharina in the River Thames at Greenwich.[4] In 1934, her Code letters were changed to MPVQ.[5]

In 1937,[6] Edenhurst was sold to Fartygs AB Ilves Laiva OY, Finland and was renamed Ilves.[3] She was placed under the management of AB John Dahlberg. Her port of registry was changed to Helsingfors and the Code Letters OFBY were allocated.[7] Ilves was allocated the Finnish Official Number 836.[3] In 1939, Ilves was sold to Glückauf Kohlenhandels GmbH, Rostock and was renamed Glückauf.[1] Her port of registry was change to Rostock and the Code Letters DMDR were allocated.[8]

In 1940, Glückauf was sold to Warnow Reederei GmbH, Rostock and was renamed Warnow.[2] In 1940, she was requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine. Warnow was seized by the Allies in May 1945 at Rendsburg. She was passed to the MoWT and renamed Empire Conleven.[6] Her port of registry was changed to London and the Code Letters GSNF were allocated. The ship regained her Official Number of 160766.[9]

In 1946, Empire Conleven was allocated to the Soviet Government and was renamed Alexandr Parkhomenko.[6] The ship was deleted from Lloyds Register in 1960.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Edenhurst". Tees built ships. http://www.teesbuiltships.co.uk/furness/19191939/edenhurst1930.htm. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/pdffile.php?name=30b1364.pdf. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Ship Card #2745". Finnish Mercantile Marine Database. http://kauppalaiva.nba.fi/card.php?id=2745&lang=en. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  4. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". 22 January 1932. 
  5. "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/pdffile.php?name=34b0264.pdf. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Mitchell, W H, and Sawyer, L A (1995). The Empire Ships. London, New York, Hamburg, Hong Kong: Lloyd's of London Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85044-275-4. 
  7. "LLOYD'S REGISTER, NAVIRES A VAPEUR ET A MOTEURS". Plimsoll Ship Data. http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/pdffile.php?name=37b1009.pdf. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  8. "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/pdffile.php?name=39b1030.pdf. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  9. "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS". Plimsoll Ship Data. http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/pdffile.php?name=45a1192.pdf. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 

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