ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
FOUNTAINS ABBEY
Construction
Steel
Type
GENERAL CARGO LINER
Date
1954
Official Number
185185
Description
Yard Number: 839

Aberdeen Press & Journal, 1st June 1954:
'The Fountains Abbey, an open-shelter deck motor vessel, which will sail between Hull and the near Continental ports, makes for the fitting-out basin after being launched from the yard of Messrs Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen, yesterday. Picture on the right shows Mrs Train, wife of Mr J. C. L. Train, a member of the British Transport Commission, naming the ship.'

This ship was severely damaged by fire 12th February 1962, 67 miles off Spurn Point and abandoned on route from Hamburg to Goole. The vessel was salvaged and subsequently towed to Bruges to be broken up.
Shipowner
Associated Humber Lines Ltd, Hull
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 256' 2" x breadth 38' 8" x depth 13'
Gross Tonnage: 1197 ton

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