ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SANTONA
Construction
STEEL
Type
VESSEL, CARGO
Date
1959
Official Number
301396
Description
Yard Number: 877
Completed: 1959
Date of Launch: 26 May 1959

Subsequent Names: MALDIVE TRADER (1974)

1769/2530 GRT/DWT as built
3218/3426 GRT/DWT as lengthened

Info from Burntisland and Hall Russell Group Journal 26 (3), September 1959, p70-71:
Launched 26 May 1959 - Sponsor was Mrs F. A. Donaldson. Sister ship to COLINA.
Constructed for trading to Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence Seaway. Design features for this include:- recessed stern anchor, sewage disposal system and landing booms for transferring seamen ashore for lock service.
Photos: "SANTONA leaving the ways"; "The Sponsor"; "SANTONA runs sea trials"; "Foreward deck looking aft"; "Crew dining & accommodation room"; "Cabin"; "Diagram of general arrangement"

Change of owners 1974 to Maldives Shipping Ltd., Maldives
Renamed MALDIVE TRADER, 1974

Last mention in Lloyd's Register 1982-1983

Broken up at Gadani Beach (Shipbreakers) Pakistan, in April 1983 after running aground.

Disposal Data:
Wrecked 19.26.48N/37.43.30E 9.1.83 & BU Gadani Beach 2.4.83 [S.M.Sadik]


Shipowner
Donaldson Line Ltd, Glasgow
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 271' x breadth 44 7/12' x depth 26 1/12'
Gross Tonnage: 1769 ton

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