ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
HOLMSIDE
Construction
STEEL
Type
VESSEL, CARGO
Date
1959
Official Number
186894
Description
Yard Number: 867
Official Number: 186894
IMO: 5153709

Date of Launch: 21 May 1959
Bulk Sugar/Ore Carrier

Renamed CABINDA 1969

Info from Burntisland & Hall Russell Group Journal 26 (3) p68-69:
Naming ceremony performed by Mrs P.E. Nicholson
"Easy trimming bulk cargo vessel with machinery aft. 4 separate holds. Specially strengthened for ore cargoes. Can carry cargoes of sugar, ores, cement, coal or grain without need for structual alterations..." "Also arranged for carriage of cargoes of timber on deck".
"Constructed with eye to navigation of the new St. Lawrence Seaway".
Photos: 'On trials'; 'Owner's room'; 'View of main engine'; 'The sponsor'; 'Dining saloon'.

Change of Owners:
1968 to Sociedade Geral de Comercio, Industria e Transportes, Lisbon. Renamed CABINDA in 1969.
1972 to Companhia Nacional de Navegacao, Lisbon.

Last mention in Lloyd's Register 1981-82.

28/12/1980 wrecked at Casablanca, whilst sailing as CABINDA.
(Ref: Burnett Steamship Co. Newcastle)
Shipowner
Burnett Steamship Co. Ltd, Newcastle
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 370'11" x breadth 53'2" x depth 28'1"
Gross Tonnage: 5034 ton

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