ALISON - Registry unknown       Call sign - HPXR     IMO number - 501142     Owner - Alexandra Navigation Corp., Panama

Location - Secured alongside a dock in Brooklyn, New York     Photograph Date - @ 1963
Photographer - Unknown - Barry Andersen's collection (t1,s136)     Added to archive - 4 Feb 2003     Last updated - 2 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - 1944

  (a) Fort Connolly - Canada (1950)
  (b) Marina Hill - England ? (1957)
  (c) Fotoulia - flag ? (1961)
  (d) Alison - Panama

  Scrapped in Formosa in 1966
  Arrived at Kaohsiung, Tawian 12 April 1966

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Fort class general cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 7,133
  Net tonnage -
  Deadweight tonnage -
  L.O.A. - 425'
  L.B.P. -
  Width overall - 57'
  Width moulded -
  Draught -
  Depth -
  Container capacity - none
  Reefer container capacity - none

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Burrard Drydock Company
  Country - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  Hull number -
  Engine builder -
  Number of engines -
  Engine type -
  Horsepower -
  Speed -
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none
  Cranes -

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* 1943/44 - built by the Burrard Dry Dock Company Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - North Sands Type.
* Owner M.o.T. on bareboard charter from U.S.M.C.
* Originally bore the call sign HPXR and the official number - 3512HK
* 1950 sold by M.o.T. to Nova Scotia Marine Enterprises Company Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia and renamed Marina Hill (flag?) probably British
* 1957 sold to Portofino Cia. (Rethymnis & Kulukundis Ltd., London) Navigation, Monrovia, Liberia flag, by Counties Ship Management Company Ltd., London (flag ?) and renamed Fotoulia (call sign - 5LGM)
* 1961 sold to Alexandra Navigation Corporation, Panama and renamed Alison
* 1963 she was owned by the Panamanian Oriental Steamship Corporation, Panama (Manager, Wheelock Marden & Company Ltd., Hong Kong)
* 1965 The Lloyd's Register number system was established and she was assigned the number 501142 (Now called IMO #)
* 1966 sold for demolition to Formosan shipbreakers and arrived 12 April 1966 at Kaohsiung

Information sources -
Wartime Standard Ships Vol. 2 The Oceans, The Forts & The Parks by W.H. Mitchell & L.A. Sawyer
Sea Breezes & Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
The Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph Ltd. 1966

Additional information - Rene Beauchamp & Yves-Guy Bertrand - Quebec, Canada & Markus Berger - Switzerland

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