ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
MURDOCH
Construction
STEEL
Type
COLLIER
Date
1949
Official Number
183074
Description
Yard Number: 814
Diesel Engine Collier

Owner: North Thames Gas Board, London
Manager: Stephenson Clarke Ltd

Vessel named by Mrs W.K. Hutchison
(Source: Burntisland and Hall Russel Shipyard Journals)

Subsequent Names: HORSHAM (1968)

Hall Russell Journal 21 (4) p.80:
"Specially designed for the transport of coal from Northern parts to the Upper reaches of the River Thames".
For clearing bridges... the masts are arranged to telescope into the holds..."

Change of ownership 1968 to Stephenson Clarke Ltd. London
Change of ownership 1972 to Oslo Sand & Bergsalt A/S Bergen
Shipowner
Gas Light & Coke Co, London
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
North Thames Gas Board, London
Dimensions
length 258' x breadth 39'5" x depth 16'8"
gross tonnage 1759 ton

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