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SS DESSOUK BUILT IN HARTLEPOOL USED TO TRANSPORT ANCIENT OBELISK FROM ALEXANDRIA TO USA On 1st September 1864, at Denton, Gray & Co. Hartlepool the SS Dessouk was launched (her name at launch was Dolmebaktchi but she was renamed by her owners after delivery).  She was an iron steamship built …

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PSS Wingfield Castle History

Builder: 1934, W Gray & Co Ltd, Hartlepool. The Wingfield Castle was one of three sisters, the Tattershall Castle, the Wingfield Castle and the later Lincoln Castle, working the River Humber, prior to the building of the Humber Road Bridge. Built at the Hartlepool yards of William Gray & Company, …

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Zuiderdijk (Id. No. 2724) – a freighter built in 1912 by William Gray & Co. Ltd. at Hartlepool, England – was operated by the Holland-America Line until 1918 at which time the pressing need of the United States for ships to transport men and material to the front in Europe forced …

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Tattershall Castle

Builder 1934, William Gray & Co Ltd, Hartlepool., Hartlepool History In 1934 William Gray & Company of West Hartlepool, built the Tattershall Castle for the London and North Eastern Railway Company (LNER), that was later amalgamated into British Rail. Built specifically for use as a passenger ferry on the River …

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Norlina (No. 1597), a freighter built as Harfleur in 1909 by William Gray & Co., Ltd, West Hartlepool, England, was renamed Georgiana in 1915; acquired at Baltimore by the Navy under bare boat charter from Garland S. S. Corp. of New York City 15 April 1918; renamed Norlina and commissioned …

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