Ex Ballycastle, Cowdray
© Chris Howell
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1959 by Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Lts, Grangemouth. UK (Yard No 525) as a General Cargo (Coastal Collier) ship.
- Length: 74.73 m (overall) 70.72 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 12.15 m
Depth: 5.03 m
Draught: 4.858 m
Tonnage: 1748 – 1588 gross/809 – 816 net/2175 – 2210 deadweight
Engines: Oil 2SA 8-cylinder British Polar diesels
Power: 868 kW/1180 bHP
Speed: 11 knots
Capacity: 3 holds, G 3.015m³/B 2941m³
Call Sign: GCCA, ODIF
IMO Number: 5081554
Official Number: 300932 (LR 1974-75)
Port of Registry: London/UK, Belfast/UK, Tripoli/Lebanon
“Stephenson Clarke Shipping Limited, established in 1730, in liquidation 26 July 2012, was Great Britain’s oldest shipping company. The company had specialized in short seabulk cargo such as aggregates, alumina, grain, coal, fertilizers and steel.”
February 24th 1959: Launched.
© PWR (Left) 🆕 © Gordon Dalzell (Right)
June 1959: Completed for Stephenson Clarke Shipping Ltd as COWDRAY
© Ted Ingham (Left) © Peter J Fitzpatrick (Right) (Both Granville Dock, Dover)
1976: To John Kelly Ltd and renamed BALLYCASTLE
© Robbie Cox (Left) © PWR (Right)
1981: To Issa Navigation Co. and renamed AREF
June 26th 1986: Arrived at Eleusis for scrapping.
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