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Friday, 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) Own Page

Henderson Line's PEGU arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Chittagong via Birkenhead

Arrived fromGovan Dry Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage3,031
Sailing forChittagong (East Pakistan = now known as Bangladesh) via BirkenheadGross Tonnage5,764
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage9,300
Draught forward on arrival13' 06"
Draught aft on arrival14' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 03 May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 500 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 05 May
Draught forward on sailing14' 00"
Draught aft on sailing17' 01"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

 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


The online 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.