News EventFriday, April 28, 1967 @ 1645
|PEGU (General cargo ship 1961-1964 British & Burmese / P Henderson, 1964-1966 Elder Dempster,1966-1972 Guinea Gulf Line,1972 China Mutual,1972-1975 Elder Dempster,1975-1980 Guinea Gulf Line)||
Henderson Line's PEGU arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Chittagong via Birkenhead
28th April 1967 and Patrick "Paddy" Henderson /
Elder Dempster / Guinea Gulf / China Mutual Line's
conventional cargo ship PEGU (1961-1980) arrives
at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Govan Drydock
to load 500 tons of general cargo for Chittagong
(East Pakistan / Bangladesh) via Birkenhead.
Why is the ship named PEGU ? You surely must
be absolutely thirsting to know.
She was built for the Henderson Line of Glasgow,
also known as the British & Burmese Steam Navigation
Company whose main trade was U.K. to Burma
(now known as Myanmar). Henderson's named their
ships after principal Burmese places, rivers, etc. such
as YOMA, SALWEEN, PROME and MARTABAN.
The online Britannica.com informs us :
Pegu, Burmese Bago, port city, southern Myanmar
(Burma), on the Pegu River, 47 miles (76 km)
northeast of Yangon (Rangoon). Pegu was the
capital of the Mon kingdom and is surrounded by
the ruins of its old wall and moat, which formed a
square, with 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometre) sides. On
the Yangon–Mandalay railway, it is the start of
a branch line southeast along the Gulf of Martaban.