ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ST. CLAIR
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAMER, PASSENGER, CARGO, LS
Date
1937
Official Number
165247
Description
Yard Number: 742

Shipbuilding and Shipping Record, January 7 1937:
'an outstanding feature of the construction is accommodation for 420 passengers. There are commodious first and second class dining rooms, smoke rooms and lounges. A complete Thermotank system is fitted for ventilating and heating all public rooms and cabins'.

Maiden Voyage 6th May 1937
Master: Captain Wm. Leask, DSC
Port of Registry: Aberdeen
Routes: Leith - Aberdeen, Orkney & Shetland

1940-1945 requisitioned by Admiralty as HMS BALDUR and took part in the British occupation of Iceland and stationed at Rekjavik as a base and accommodation ship until October 1943. Then converted at Aberdeen to a convoy rescue ship.

1945-56 refitted and boilers converted to oil burning.

30th March to 1st April 1967 - Final voyage, was also final voyage of a North Company passenger steamship.

Scrapped by Van Heyghen Freres, Bruges, 1967.

Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
North of Scotland & Orkney & Shetland Steam Navigation Company
Dimensions
length 250 7/12' x breadth 38 1/12' x depth 16 3/6'
Gross Tonnage: 1637 ton

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