GLENDUN (Antrim Iron Ore Co., LTD.)
On Sunday, December 10th, 1909, the immense stern framing of Titanic was transported from Darlington Forge Companys works at Darlington by the North Eastern Railway to West Hartlepool. The tracks were cleared in both directions for the 18 mile trip because of the wide overhang of the huge load. The train was augmented by a 150 ton railway steam crane which, attached to the casting during the trip, aided in distributing the weight more evenly. At West Hartlepool the assembly was transferred to the Antrim Iron Ore Companys steamship Glendun and taken to Belfast.
Port of Registry: Belfast, Ireland
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel: black, broad red band below black top
Company flag: white pennant, 2 dark blue triangles at corners of hoist, large red lozenge containing white block letters A.I.O.C.
Signal letters: V D G N
Steel hull, 1 funnel, 2 masts
1 deck, (steel) and deep framing, well deck, lower deck in the No.1 hold, electric light
Tonnage:Gross 1,013, underdeck 712, net: 418
Dimensions: length-226 feet, width- 33.1 feet, depth- 13.1 feet, poop: 25 ft., bridge: 63 ft.
Focsle: 50 feet
1903 Built by Londonderry Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd. (Yard No. 59)
Engines: triple expansion, 3 cycle 18, 30 50 stroke 177 n.h.p. constructed by MacColl & Co.. Ltd., Belfast
© 2004 John P. Eaton all rights reserved.
This item first appeared in Voyage, Journal of the Titanic International Society.