MV Admiral Day
© Ted Ingham
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1971 by J W Cook & Co (Wivenhoe) Ltd. Wivenhoe, UK (Yard No 1414) as a Hopper Dredger
- Length: 40.95m – 38.34m(overall) 39.17m – 34.13m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 9.48m
- Depth: 3.51m
- Draught: 2.604m
- Tonnage: 350 – 355 gross/136 – 123 net/330 deadweight
- Engines: Oil 4SA 4-cylinder Lister Blackstone Mirrlees Marine diesels
- Power: 485k W/660 bhp
- Speed: 8.25 knots
- Capacity: Grab dredger Suction bottom doors, Single side arm 1 Ho 11.7 ER, Hopper 191, Cr 1(6.25)
- Call Sign: GPES
- IMO Number: 7110555
- Official Number: 340227
- Port of Registry: Dover/United Kingdom
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November 1971: Delivered to Dover Harbour Board for service within 10 miles of Dover Harbour or between Newhaven, Felixstowe, Zeebrugge and Boulogne.
© Mike Sartin
1995: Replaced by DAVID CHURCH.
April 1995: Sold to the Great Yarmouth Port Authority.
October 20th 1998: Whilst engaged in the removal of silt from the River Yare she lifted a 500lb bomb, which contained 300lbs of explosives. The event caused the evacuation of hundreds of Great Yarmouth residents and the device was later detonated safely at sea.
© Ashley Hunn
2008: Still in service Great Yarmouth Port Authority. Tasks: Gt. Yarmouth & Lowestoft areas. Further afield with exemption
November 2008: Sold to Wyre Marine Services, Fleetwood.
December 2008: Refitted with Samsung SK 420 hydraulic long reach excavator.
© Nigel Thornton
January 24th 2009: Arrived in Ramsgate for 3 weeks dredging contract
© Robert J Smith (Ramsgate 20/06/2010)
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Ted Ingham, Ashley Hunn, Mike Sartin and Bob Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.