King Arthur (5)

GQAX

While proceeding up river towards the port of Matadi, King Arthur was swept onto the Northern bank of the river by the very strong currents.

Holed in the fore part she proceeded slowly to the nearest dry-dock, in Cape Town.

The passage to Cape Town took eight days and she spent a further two weeks there being repaired.

On Charter to BI - 1965

In Colombo at the end of the charter

Restoring the funnel

Photo by W R H Boreham

On Charter to National Shipping Company of Pakistan - 1965

King Arthur entering Venice, funnel colours are the National Shipping Company of Pakistan

As Toulla

Life after King Line

As Greenleaf

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

King Arthur (5)

1953

1972 Sold to Cyprus

5883

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

185856

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Motor 6 Cyl

Burmeister & Wain

3300 BHP

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

A W Wheeler

1955 - 1959



J L Ritch

7/1959

Leith

E Africa


11/1959

London

Africa

J C Davis

7/1960

London

S Africa

G I Hughes

4/1962

Leith

Gdansk

G B Craig

1/1963

London

Tulear


4/1963

Liverpool

Colombo


10/1963

Bremen

Australia


9/1964

Liverpool

E Africa

R Wise

1/1965

London

Colombo


7/1965

Birkenhead

India


1/1966

Liverpool

Pakistan

F W Moss

7/1966

South Shields

Tampa


11/1966

Liverpool

Australia

I M Shearer

3/1967

Antwerp

Cornerbrook & Australia


3/1968

Liverpool

India

J K Currie

11/1968

London

Persian Gulf

R J Miller

5/1969

Birkenhead

S Africa & Beira


9/1969

Birkenhead

S Africa & Beira


2/1970

Liverpool

W Africa

L Bainton

7/1970

Birkenhead

S Africa


12/1970

Birkenhead

Beira


6/1971

London

Aqaba

R W Kenyon

12/1971

London

East London

Holed in River Congo - 1961

Dry-dock repairs in Cape Town

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