|A work colleague recently showed me an artefact which I immediately knew would be of great interest to visitors to the Irish Sea Shipping site - A Cammell Laird builder's plate for ship #1203.|
The artefact was abuilder's plate from Cammell Laird. It was for ship #1203. Her husband had seen it in an Antique shop in Argentina. The ship concerned was the General San Martin.
The General San Martin was the first of four similar tankers built by the Birkenhead yard #1204 - General Pueyrredon, #1205 - Presidente Peron and #1206 Eva Peron. General San Martin took its name from the "Liberator of Argentina".