ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BONAVISTA
Construction
STEEL
Type
VESSEL, PASSENGER, CARGO
Date
1956
Official Number
198409
Description
Yard Number: 852

Launched 26th January 1956, sponsored by Lady Bowater, wife of Sir Eric Vansittart Bowater, chairman of Bowater Paper Corp. Ltd. Film of the launch was shown on Canadian television the following day.

Sister ship to the NONIA, both specially designed to operate as passenger and cargo vessels on the Newfoundland Coast. Strengthened for navigation in ice.

Ship's History:
Launched - January 1956
Delivered - April 1956
(a) Bonavista - Canada
She served as BONAVISTA for her entire career
Scrapped in Quebec, Canada in 1993

Particulars:
Ship type - Passenger / General cargo ship
Gross tonnage - 1,174
Net tonnage - 575
Deadweight tonnage - 1,389
L.O.A. - 65.46 meters (214'9")
L.B.P. - 60.66 meters (199'0)
Width overall - 10.70 meters (35'1")
Width moulded - 10.67 meters (35'0")
Draught - 5.25 meters (17'2.5")
Depth - 5.95 meters (19'6")
Container capacity - none
Reefer container capacity - none

Construction:
Yard name - Hall Russel & Company Ltd.
Country - Aberdeen, Scotland
Hull number - 852
Engine builder - Canadian Locomotive Company Ltd., Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Number of engines - 1
Engine type - Fairbanks-Morse 8-cylinder diesel
Horsepower - 955 kW or 1,280 bhp
Speed - 12 knots
Bow/stern thuster hp - none
Cranes - 3 at 4 tonne capacity

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions
* In these pictures Bonavista was being towed from Montreal after she was used as a stage prop for the movie "Cargo"
* She was owned by the Canadian National Railway Company through the 1960s and early 1970s
* Prior to her sale for scrap Bonavista was listed as owned by 2525-415 Quebec Inc., Canada
* It is beleived that she was dismantled in Quebec during 1993

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society




Owner
Canadian National Railway co., St John's, Newfoundland
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 214' 9" x breadth 35' 1" x depth 17' 2"
Gross Tonnage: 1174 ton

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