ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
HERO
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1950
Description
Yard Number: 822

Subsequent Names: CITY OF VICTORIA (1962); DIFFURIMAADU (1966)

Source "Burntisland and Hall Russell Shipyard Journal" 22 (1) p17-18, 1951:
At launch was named by Mrs Borghild Fosby. Sister ship to the HYDRA. Built for China coastal trading. Built for varied cargoes. The boilers are arranged to burn either oil fuel or coal.
Photos, page 17:
"Assembled for the launch of the "Hero"
"Hero entering the water"
"Hero ruhnning her trials"

1962: Change of name to CITY OF VICTORIA and of owners to Leecho Steamship Co. S.A. Registered in Panama.

1966: Change of name to DIFFURIMAADU and of owners to Government of the Maldive Islands, Maldivian Nationale Trading Corp. (Ceylon) Ltd.

July 1970: Caught fire in lat. 26 25N, long 55 57E. Subsequently taken in tow and beached off Dubai where burnt out and condemned. She was on a voyage from Colombo to Basrah with a cargo of tea and general cargo.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Bruusgaard, Kiosteruds Skibs A/S, Drammen
Dimensions
length 264' x breadth 41' 11" x depth 19'
Gross Tonnage: 1838 ton

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