Vessel name on Arrival: Lancastrian
Original Builder: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Company of Jarrow
Original Yard No: 940
Official Number: 147242
Vessel Type: cargo
Year Built: 1924
Arrival Date: 06/12/1953
Breakup Started: 11/12/1953
Date First Beached: 04/05/1954
Date Breakup Completed: 08/09/1954
Draught For’d: 7' 9"
Draught Aft: 11' 6"
1926 – 1947 : City of Lancaster – Ellerman Lines
1947 – 1953 : Lancastrian – Ellerman Lines
Cargo Ship built for Ellerman Lines
Launched on 22-01-1924 Completed in February 1924
Dimensions : 100.6 metres x 13.7 metres
Propulsion : Triple Expansion steam reciprocating engine driving a single screwshaft
In 1929, the vessel was lengthened to 102.2 metres resulting in an increase of GRT to 3,209 tons
In May 1943, the infamous double spy Edward Arnold Chapman (1914 – 1997) posing under the name 'Hugh Anson', signed on board the City of Lancaster as a steward, for a voyage from Liverpool – Lisbon. He was paid £20,000 by the Germans to take a bomb disguided as a lump of coal, on board the vessel and plant it within the vessel's coal bunkers, with the objective of it detonating and the loss of the vessel. As it happens, he passed the bomb to the ship's Captain, so nothing became of the incident.
In 1947 the vessel was renamed LANCASTRIAN without change in Ownership
In December 1953, the LANCASTRIAN arrived at the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company's TRoon facility for demolition.