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Merchant Navy Class
Principal variations prior to rebuilding

This is intended to provide a simple overview of the variations found in the Merchant Navy
class locomotives prior to their rebuilding; certainly it is not intended to be exhaustive.

 

SR
number

BR
number

Date into traffic

Locomotive Name

Standard smoke deflectors

V-front cab fitted

Repainted BR Blue

Repainted BR Green

Front casing removed

Safety valves
re-sited

Date tender cut down

Date loco rebuilt

First Series built with 5000 gallon tenders and carried wartime black as well as malachite green.

21C1

35001

5/6/41

Channel Packet

c.8/47

6/11/50

21/10/49

17/5/52

p.10/53

16/6/56

6/56(5)

15/8/59

21C2

35002

16/6/41

Union Castle

c.5/47

2/1/54

4/1/50

3/7/51

22/8/52

27/8/55

17/5/58

17/5/58

21C3

35003

13/9/41

Royal Mail

22/5/47

16/6/50

16/6/50

9/8/53

p.8/53

27/3/55

5/9/59

5/9/59

21C4

35004

10/41

Cunard White Star

10/10/46

1/11/50

12/7/49

14/2/53

p.2/53

5/11/55

12/7/58

12/7/58

21C5

35005

12/41

Canadian Pacific

c.6/47

17/2/50

17/2/50

13/2/54

p.7/52

13/2/54

6/6/59

6/6/59

21C6

35006

12/41

Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co.

c.7/47

21/3/51

21/3/51

7/9/53

9/53

9/7/55

17/10/59

17/10/59

21C7

35007

6/42

Aberdeen Commonwealth

by 5/47

3/50

31/3/50

20/12/52

12/52

26/6/55

9/56(5)

21/6/58

21C8

35008

6/42

Orient Line

c.5/47

7/49(1)

20/7/49

21/5/52

p.10/53

18/10/53

1/6/57

1/6/57

21C9

35009

6/42

Shaw Savill

p.11/46

2/53

31/8/49

1/3/53

p.3/53

?

23/3/57

23/3/57

21C10

35010

7/42

Blue Star

3/47

11/49

25/11/49

21/11/52

21/11/52

-

12/1/57

12/1/57

Second Series built with 5100 gallon tenders and introduced in wartime black before malachite green.

21C11

35011

12/44

General Steam Navigation

p.1/47

9/50

-

18/11/51

p.4/53

?

8/57(5)

11/7/59

21C12

35012

12/44

United States Lines

3/47

3/49

17/2/51

5/7/52

5/7/52

?

? 7/52(2)

2/3/57

21C13

35013

2/45

Blue Funnel
Certum Pete Finem

11/46

12/52

5/8/50

13/12/52

p.12/52

?

12/52(5)

26/5/56

21C14

35014

2/45

Nederland Line

c.1/47

5/49

-

25/8/51

p.11/52

3/7/54

7/7/56(2)

7/7/56

21C15

35015

3/45

Rotterdam Lloyd

p.2/47

6/49

7/2/51

7/6/53

p.1953

24/4/54

21/6/58(2)

21/6/58

21C16

35016

3/45

Elders Fyffes

p.1/47

6/49

31/5/50

15/3/5

c.1953

29/8/54

20/4/57

20/4/57

21C17

35017

4/45

Belgian Marine

p.3/47

4/48

11/7/49

1/4/53

c.1953

4/8/54

6/4/57

6/4/57

21C18

35018

5/45

British India Line

by 7/10/46

5/48

27/9/49

3/7/51

12/7/52

?

11/2/56(2)

11/2/56

21C19

35019

6/45

French Line C.G.T.

by 8/47

4/48

13/1/50

7/6/53

By7/53

14/10/55

16/5/59

16/5/59

21C20

35020

6/45

Bibby Line

7/47

5/48

2/6/50

20/6/52

20/6/52

3/7/53

6/53(2)

30/4/56

Third Series built with 6000 gallon tenders and introduced in malachite green.

-

35021

9/48

New Zealand Line

-

-

22/11/50

26/2/52

c.8/53

10/10/54

2/52(3 & 5)

20/6/59

-

35022

10/48

Holland America Line

-

-

1/7/50

5/2/52

p.3-5/53

-

19/6/56(3)

19/6/56

-

35023

11/48

Holland-Afrika Line

-

-

-

22/3/52

p.5/53

17/10/54

16/2/57

16/2/57

-

35024

11/48

East Asiatic Company

-

-

29/3/49

15/6/51

p.10/52

?

2/5/59(3)

2/5/59

-

35025

11/48

Brocklebank Line

-

-

17/9/9

7/6/52

p.10/53

-

15/12/56

15/12/56

-

35026

12/48

Lamport & Holt Line

-

-

8/7/49

14/6/52

p.6/52

1/55

26/1/57(4)

26/1/57

-

35027

12/48

Port Line

-

-

21/4/50

22/11/53

22/11/53

?

12/5/57(4)

12/5/57

-

35028

12/48

Clan Line

-

-

13/1/51

12/6/53

12/6/53

3/12/54

7/11/59

7/11/59

-

35029

2/49

Ellerman Lines

-

-

26/2/51

4/7/52

4/7/52

12/12/54

26/9/59

26/9/59

-

35030

4/49

Elder-Dempster Lines

-

-

1/6/50

16/5/53

c.5/53

Poss not?

26/4/58

26/4/58

 

Notes

(1)             V-windows fitted to original cab 8/47

(2)             Ran for a time with 6,000 gallon self weighing tender

(3)             Entered into service with 5,500 gallon WC tender

(4)             Entered into service with 4,500 gallon WC tender

(5)             Tender cut down prior to rebuilding

 

 

 

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