ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SHOREHAM
Construction
STEEL
Type
COLLIER
Date
1957
Official Number
187533
Description
Yard Number: 855

Launched 22 August 1956, sponsored by Mrs Croft, wife of Major CRM Croft, divisional general manager, South East Gas Board, Sussex Division.

Single screw self-trimming motor collier, diesel driven. Electrically driven auxiliary machinery. Collier mach aft. Riveted, part welded.

Oil 2SA 8cy 360x600 Sulzer 914kw (1225 BHP)

Renamed EUROSLAVE in 1980

SHOREHAM was built for Stephenson Clarke to mainly carry coal to power stations. She was built by Hall Russell's, being hte fourth of five similar ships buil for the company by other yards in Britain. the other ships were GOSPORT, HAYLING and AMBERLY.

SHOREHAM is known as a Mid Island Class vessel which means that cargo ships built in this era had machinery, gallery and crew quarters at the aft end of the ship, and the bridge, wheelhouse, captain and matess cabins were at the fore end of the ship. Two cargo holds lay between the aft accommodation and the bridge island and one hold in front of the bridge and forecastle. It was said that this style of vessel was preferred by Captains: being further forward they could see over the bows better. Now all cargo ships have everything accommodated at the aft end.

SHOREHAM was lengthened in 1969 by 20' amidships cargo hold walls.

Scrapped 26 June 1979, grounded Mounts Bay, Cornwall:
On 26 June 1979 on passage from Llanddulas to Ghent she ran aground at Mounts Bay, Cornwall. The salvage company, Eurosalve, purchased the ship, refloated her and sold her to Lynch & Sons at Strood for breaking up.

Class withdrawn report defects 3 September 1979.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
Stephenson Clarke Ltd, London
Dimensions
length 242' x breadth 40' 6" x depth 17'
gross tonnage 1834 ton

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