Escalante
Ship Number
1539
Vessel Type
Cargo Ship
Built
Govan Yard
Launch Date
July 5, 1955
Delivered
December 14, 1955
Owner
Royal Mail Lines Ltd
Weight
7791 grt
BP Length
415 feet
Breadth
58-6 feet
No. of Screws
Single
Speed (approx)
14 knots
Propulsion
Single Acting (S.A.) Diesel,B&W Oil 2SA 6cy 4500bhp , by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Glasgow
Official No.
186335
Registered
London
Fate
Scrapped
 Escalante

[Manes P]

General freighter used in various trades but most often West Indies, Spanish Main and southern US ports.
 
Sold January 1970 to Maresencia Cia Nav SA, Piraeus; renamed Manes P, but unfortunately sank on her first voyage under that name near St Johns, Newfoundland in February of that year.  
 
Subsequently re-sold for breaking up.