The ship was built in 1942 at the Beth Steel Ship yard and used to haul troops and cargo during WW II,
its maiden voyage was to deliver supplies to Russia taking a route through the
Panama Canal, down around South America's Cape Horn and across to Africa's Cape
of Good Hope through the Indian Ocean and up to Persia to avoid the German
U-boats, the voyage took 9 months and was the first of many. We learned that it
is one of only 3 existing ships, out of over 2700 built, still around today.